Astronomy Teacher Resources

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Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...
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Space Science: Introduction to Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Take a crash course in astronomy with a video playlist from Crash Course Kids! Each video is short, engaging, and informative for both future astronauts and science teachers eager for a fun take on the stars.
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Solar and Planetary Radio Astronomy

For Students 9th - 12th
Check out these seven lessons from NASA on the discovery of Jupiter radio waves, the speed of light, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Everything you need is here, including teacher keys, student handouts, lesson steps, and example...
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Introduction to Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Introduction to Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Get a taste of what the study of the universe entails! A PowerPoint presentation highlights the important aspects of studying astronomy. Packed with facts and images, the presentation is sure to get your class excited about their universe.
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights

For Teachers 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...
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The Astronomy Project

For Students 5th Standards
A passage about an astronomy lesson may leave readers starstruck. Fifth graders read about a class's exploration into the makeup of the galaxy and its constellations before answering six questions about the terms and vocabulary words...
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Space Based Astronomy

For Students 5th Standards
How much astronomy can you study with the naked eye? Learn more about the ways scientists explore the galaxy with a short reading passage and set of short-answer questions.
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Mathematics at the Frontier of Astronomy

For Teachers 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...
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What is Astronomy?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewGo study the universe. Pupils learn seven aspects about astronomy and astronomers. They begin to learn about constellations; distance and motion between objects; gravity; the electromagnetic spectrum; dark matter and energy; and teams of...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Earth's Rotation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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What Do You Know About Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewDevelop an understanding of the universe. Learners answer 10 multiple choice questions about several topics in astronomy. Questions contain information about the age of the universe, gravitational attraction, galaxies, planets and comets...
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Astronomy

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the solar system. In this astronomy and writing instructional activity, students review and define previously introduced astronomy vocabulary. Students view a PowerPoint presentation about the solar system, taking notes...
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Astronomy

For Students 4th - 5th
In this astronomy worksheet, students read a detailed text about our solar system. Students then answer 15 questions about the information presented.
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The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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What is Earth Science?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Birthday Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Space explorers take a virtual trip around the sun right within your classroom! They stand in a circle facing away from the "sun" (a lamp) in the center of the room. As they move according to your instructions, they view different...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Moon Phases

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
We are the world! Each of your class members models Earth and holds a styrofoam ball to see its phases. Thorough teacher background information and a detailed lesson plan will make this a cinch to teach. If you do not want to purchase...
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Subject and Verb Agreement

For Students 2nd - 5th
Using astronomy-themed sentences, grammarians complete ten sentences with the correct verb tense. This subject-verb agreement instructional activity does the work of two objectives as learners read informative sentences about space while...
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Multi-Wavelength Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a look at astronomy through the light lens. From radio to gamma, light waves exist in every corner of the universe. An enlightening PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of the different categories of light and then discusses...
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The Space Cadet's Laboratory: Using Electromagnetic Energy to Study Astronomy

For Teachers 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.
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April 8 - Astronomy Week

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that the first week of April is Astronomy Week. Students write about a planet they would like to visit and why.