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31 resources with the keyterm sky

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Sky Observations Sky & Cloud Windows

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students observe the sky and weather to gather data. They conduct experiments to answer questions about the sky and weather phenomena. They measure, analyze and present data. They create sky windows by gluing sky colored paint chips...
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Our Intriguing Star, the Sun!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Explore the sun in a lesson plan about space. The lesson plan spans ten weeks, with students performing activities to answer weekly questions about the Sun and Earth.
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Elmo In The Sky

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo asks the sun about things he finds in the sky. Miss Sun describes herself then the moon comes up and describes himself too. Dorothy the fish imagines Elmo dancing on the moon. Elmo sits on a rainbow and the moon explains what a...
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Sunshine on my Shoulders vs. Stormy Weather

For Teachers K - 2nd
After reading, It Looked Like Spilt Milk, by Charles G. Shaw, primary students will participate in a multimedia approach for a hands-on science lesson which develops an awareness of weather, clouds, and the sky above. Math, language arts...
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Ceres and Pluto: Dwarf Planets as a New Way of Thinking about an Old Solar System

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the new categories of planets and how planets were reclassified.  In this solar system instructional activity students complete activities using Venn diagrams and images of planets. 
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Look Up!

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students investigate the sky.  In this weather and clouds lesson plan, students observe the sky and write journal entries using their five senses to describe what they see.  Students observe, identify, and write about the different types...
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What Clouds Can You See?

For Students 4th - 5th
In this cloud observation worksheet, students complete 3 questions about the clouds they observe in the sky. The questions involve drawing a picture and two short answer responses.
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Clouds As Art: Torn Paper Landscape

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create a torn paper landscape that includes a sky, mountain range, and tundra, to be used in a cloud activity. In this torn paper landscape lesson plan, students insert clouds into their landscape.
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For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils explore the solar system. In this astronomy and writing lesson, students review and define previously introduced astronomy vocabulary. Pupils view a PowerPoint presentation about the solar system, taking notes about the planets....
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Sky and Cloud Windows

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students monitor the weather, clouds, and sky. In this weather lesson, students create a sky and cloud window to focus their sky observations. They write observations in a notebook and include the date, time, cloud cover, types of...
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Sky Quest

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars identify constellations in the evening sky. In this Sky Quest lesson, students create their own star patterns using a star map worksheet. Young scholars explain how different celestial bodies in space are viewed through a...
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What Can You See in the Sky?

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this objects in the sky activity, students will compare what they can see in the sky during the day and during the night. Students will complete 8 fill in the blank statements.
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For Teachers K - 4th
Students observe the position of an object in the sky by describing its location relative to another object or the background, describe an object's motion by tracing and measuring its position over time, and create their own myths about...
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Up & Away

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners research where balloons go when they fly away, the consequences of their escape, and suggest alternative possibilities for preventing balloon escapes in real life. They identify humorous stories and discuss the qualities that...
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Earth - The Planet - VID

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Earth learning exercise, students, after viewing a science movie, read 14 sentences and fill in the blank in each sentence with the appropriate answer from the movie viewed.
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How Does the Sun Seem To Move?

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this sun worksheet, learners will fill in the blank of 3 statements about observing the movement of the sun. Then students will fill in the blank of a conclusion they develop from the facts. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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The Sky Show

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use lecture and research to answer the question: Why is the sky blue? students research a variety of other sky phenomena, chart their observations and participate in experiments.
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Sky Watching

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete night-sky observations to understand how our knowledge of the sky has been enhanced by telescopes. Students complete a timeline worksheet giving the history of telescopes. Students then then make their own observations...
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Books for Teaching About the Earth and Sky

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students read about the Earth and the Sky. In this resource, there is a listing of books about the Earth and the Sky which are useful to the teacher. These are books that the teacher can use as a whole class activity in introduce...
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Objects in the Sky

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore what the sky looks like at different times. They identify objects in the sky and recognize changes over time. Students observe the sky and look for objects that are common in both the daytime and the nighttime sky.
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Science - Earth and Space Science

For Teachers K - 1st
Students investigate the difference between day and night and recognize objects that appear in the day and night sky.
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Cloud Types : A Compare and Contrast Lesson

For Teachers 1st
First graders observe clouds and take notes. They compare and contrast different cloud types while looking at photos of examples. They listen to the story, "The Cloud Book" by Tomie de Paola and complete a graphic organizer about cloud...
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Why is the Sky Blue?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore diffusion or scattering of light. In this physics lesson, students explain why the sky is blue and sunsets/sunrises are red.
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Sun's Path

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore the movement of the sun across the sky. In this science lesson, students use clear plastic hemispheres and markers to record how the sun moves across the sky. Students write directions so the activity could be repeated.