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Introduction to AstronomyLesson Planet
12 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
We directly see only four percent of the universe. The video introduces astronomy and encourages viewers to think bigger. Starting with what science is and how we define astronomy, it then continues into the many ways astronomy has...
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter NightsLesson Planet
3rd - 12th
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials...
Mathematics at the Frontier of AstronomyLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students explore the different types of measurements used in astronomy. In this space science lesson, students explain the relationship between planets' orbits and distance from the sun using Kepler's Laws. They discuss how math aides in...
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Earth's RotationLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
After completing the activity, "Kinesthetic Astronomy: The Meaning of a Year," zoom in on Earth's rotation using the same simulation setup and this outline. Each class member dons a map of the Western Hemisphere and plays the part of...
The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13Lesson Planet
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sword duels, religious unrest, war—who says science is boring? Aspiring astronomers discover fascinating facts about the famous scientists that dared challenge the accepted model of the solar system in the 13th video of a 16-part History...
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition DanceLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For...
The Space Cadet's Laboratory: Using Electromagnetic Energy to Study AstronomyLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Students build their own spectrophotometer to study light. In this physics lesson, students explain the dual nature of light. They calculate the angle of incidence and refraction using Snell's law equation.
GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad - The Astronomy Star GuideLesson Planet
6th - Higher Ed
Digital compass alignment enables navigation of the skies with true orientation at any time. Just point to the sky or "aim for the stars!" This application acts as a virtual telescope, allowing you to zoom in on any object that is...
Astronomy Unit: For Autistic LearnersLesson Planet
1st - 6th
In need of a few great ways to teach an arts-enriched lesson on astronomy? This resource contains several interesting ideas that link poetry to the stars in the sky. These suggestions are very simple and could use a teachers touch, but...