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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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Scale of the Universe II

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How is a dodo bird like a beach ball? Science sleuths discover amazing size comparisons using a hands-on Internet resource. Individuals examine the metric scale of objects and organisms ranging from the smallest possible to the largest...
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What Has New Horizons Taught Us About Pluto?

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know there are more than six hundred thousand minor planet objects in our solar system? A video shares the findings from New Horizons' fly-by of Pluto. The features were not as we expected, and we still can't answer many questions. 
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Enceladus, I Barely Knew You

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use spectral knowledge to make discoveries on a distant moon. Small groups gather information from images of one of Saturn's moons. The moon orbits within the E-ring made up of mainly water ice. Using information about the composition of...
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Exploring the Moon

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Can plants grow on the moon? The second lesson in a five-part series has pupils explore the resources available on the moon to determine if plant life is possible. They use lava rocks as their soil and draw conclusions about the...
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The Saturn System Through the Eyes of Cassini

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Get a close-up view of Saturn. Pupils read a NASA eBook filled with images of the Saturn system, including the rings and moons of Saturn along with images of the planet itself. Learners become familiar with the planet's system as they...
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Meet Our Neighbors: Moon

For Students 1st - 6th
Since a field trip to the moon isn't possible, bring the moon to young astronomers! Participants use everyday materials to create models of the moon and represent the features on its surface. The materials serve as a tactile as well as a...
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Moons in Comparison

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Just how big is Earth's moon? With a hands-on simulation, scholars use Play-Doh to model the sizes of the planets Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and their moons. They make predictions as a class, work together to make their models, and discuss...
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There May Be Extraterrestrial Life in Our Solar System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Statistically speaking, it is more than possible that extraterrestrial life exists in our solar system. An engaging short video examines moons and planets that might support life, although not just life as we know it.
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3 Unsolved Moon Mysteries

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do people really know about the moon? Learn about three unsolved moon mysteries: the moon's past magnetic field, lunar sunrises, and what's really inside the moon's craters. An engaging video from the SciShow Space series connects...
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What We Learned by Putting Cars on the Moon

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Space transportation usually means rockets, but cars play a huge role in exploring the moon. A useful video from the SciShow Space series explains the reason for lunar rovers and many of the discoveries made thanks to these cars. Reid...
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A New Origin Story for Mars's Moons

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The brightest and densest protocluster ever observed by scientists makes that area the most active region of space. Learn about the area and the formation of galaxies before our eyes as part of the SciShow Space series. Hank Green also...
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How Moon Rocks Revolutionized Astronomy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The solar system is more than 4.5 billion years old. What we know about the age of space bodies is thanks to the moon rocks collected over 50 years ago. An episode of the SciShow Space series breaks down the concept of relative dating to...
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Death Dive to Saturn — Saturn’s Dynamic Rings

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the rings of Saturn! Space scholars discover the immense Saturn system through an interactive lesson. The activity, part of PBS's Space series for grades six through eight, features images captured by the Cassini spacecraft of...
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Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Explore the works of Eric Carle with a set of four lessons focused around the stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young readers develop a storyboard,...
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3 of the Strangest Moons in the Solar System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Explore characteristics of three moons that have traits all their own! An episode of a solar system video playlist explores three moons of the solar system: Miranda, Iapetus, and Hyperion. These moons of Uranus and Saturn vary in their...
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It's Official: Life Could Survive on Enceladus

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have researchers found life on another planet? Maybe not, but possibly on one of Saturn's moons! A spacecraft has verified the presence of water on Enceladus as well as other life-supporting compounds. The episode of a solar system...
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Mimas: The Real-Life Death Star

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Saturn's moon Mimas has a unique composition worth studying. Mimas has a crater that was created 4.1 billion years ago that altered its composition from core to surface. Scholars learn these unique characteristics as they view an...
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The Truth About the Sun's 'Twin' and the Dinosaurs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists are considering the possibility that our solar system may have had two suns. As it becomes more apparent that stars begin as twins, researchers build a stronger case for a binary solar system. This is an episode of a larger...
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Did a Planet Escape the Solar System?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is it possible we are missing a planet from the original solar system? Watch the scientific process of simulation to consider options for the origin of the solar system. An installment of a solar system playlist shows learners the...
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Take a Trip to Titan!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Not all moons are created the same! An episode of a solar system video series explains the features of one of Saturn's moon. The lesson instructor highlights the characteristics of the moon that makes it unique.
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Triton: The Celestial 'Cantaloupe'

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where can we find sources of water in our solar system? It seems Neptune's moon may be an option. A video lesson explores the characteristics of Neptune's largest moon Triton. There are many unique features that may surprise your classes...
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What's It Like On Mercury?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a video tour of the planet Mercury. An installment of a solar system series explores the characteristics of Mercury. The presenter compares the planet to Earth by examining similarities and differences.
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The Moons of Mars Explained—Phobos and Deimos

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Mars has twice as many moons as the earth, but they are pretty tiny in comparison. Learn about the origin and characteristics of the moons of Mars in a video lesson in the Kurzgesagt playlist. Scholars learn many interesting facts...