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The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Brighten up your teaching of the solar system with this middle school astronomy instructional activity. Over the course of these five activities, young astronomers get an up close and personal look at the sun as they watch videos, read...
Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
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...
An Introduction to the Night Sky and Movement Astronomy
9th - 12th
Basically, this is an interactive exploration of educational astronomy software and an app. Young astronomers discover how the apparent motion of the sky relates to Earth's movements and the position of the observer. It is out of this...
The Physics of the Planets: How 16th and 17th Century Physicist Helped Us Understand Our Solar System
Eighth graders draw the paths of the planets in the solar system. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders calculate speed of objects using distance and time information. They research about the work of scientists in the 16th and 17th century.