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The Sun and PlanetsLesson Planet
23 seconds 6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Do other planets experience night, day, and the seasons like humans do here on Earth? Examine planetary motion using real images of the planets through a simulation from PBS's Space lesson series. After observing the motion of each...
When Is It Winter On Other Planets?Lesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Bundle up for a trip through the climates of the solar system. An informative video explains the seasons of each planet. The presenter demonstrates how the location and tilt of each planet determine the climate patterns.
Characteristics of Inner PlanetsLesson Planet
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Aspiring astronomers assess the inner planets using this handout. They read about the characteristics of each, noting that all four of them have rocky surfaces. Rotation and revolution are introduced, including Venus' retrograde...
Temperature of Inner PlanetsLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Mars, Earth, and Venus contain atmospheres that generate weather. Young scientists explore the temperature of inner planets. They create a model simulating the greenhouse effect before researching and answering guided questions to...
Study Jams! Our Solar System: Outer PlanetsLesson Planet
4th - 8th
A set of seven slides presents an artist's rendition of our solar system, specifically, the asteroid belt, Kuiper Belt, and our outer planets: Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The slides are beautiful, and a printable set with text is...
Looking Inside PlanetsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Researchers use scientific data to understand what is inside each of the planets. The first in a series of six, this lesson builds off of that concept by having pupils use a data table to create their own scale models of the interiors of...
Were the Planets Always in the Same Order?Lesson Planet
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Our solar system is just like the other solar systems, right? It seems that isn't quite true, but the differences give scientists information about the movement of the planets. An episode of the SciShow Space series describes the physics...
A Planet in the Solar SystemLesson Planet
2nd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Take young scientists on an exploration of the cosmos with this cross-curricular writing exercise. Tasked with producing an expository composition describing a planet of their choosing, students perform research and present their...
Could Planet Minecraft Actually Exist?Lesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th
Learners explore the rationale behind Planet Minecraft and cube planets. They view explanations about hollow planets, flat planes in space, and other scientific theories as they learn more about the inner core of the Earth and our outer...