We found 84 reviewed resources for asteroids astronomy
The First Asteroid Ever Discovered
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Flash back to 1801 to meet Ceres, the first asteroid discovery! Use a video lesson to learn how careful plotting and measuring led to the discovery of Ceres. Once lost, mapping the orbit led to new astronomy and new mathematics to...
Move Over, Mars: We Could Farm on Asteroids!
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
We need a source of food to live on another planet. An installment of the extensive SciShow Space series suggests one option, farming on asteroids! Caitlin Hofmeister explains the challenges and benefits of potential future farms. She...
Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids
K - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
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 sidekick, Squeaks, are sure to spark your young scholars' interest.
Great Minds: Henrietta Leavitt and the Human Computers
4 mins 9th - 12th
For most people, it would seem impossible to make breakthroughs in astronomy when you aren't allowed to use a telescope, but Henrietta Leavitt did just that. She discovered a formula for determining the distance to stars that are...
The Cosmic Origins of Earth's Water
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Was Earth born as a Blue Planet? Discover where water came from with a video from an intriguing science playlist. The resource covers the three most likely origins of water, how scientists differentiate between comet and asteroid water,...