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Coma Cluster of Galaxies

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists classify everything from the smallest cells to the largest galaxies, but how do they decide on a classification system? Scholars use 40 pictures of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to sort and try creating their...
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
The first thing to note is that this lesson was written for use in a parochial school. Even if you are in a non-religious setting, however, the website exploration of galaxies and the accompanying worksheet make for an engaging...
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Tools to Study Tornadoes and Galaxies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Take your class on an intergalactic journey as they explore the galaxy and various meteorological events taking place in our atmosphere each day. Learners investigate electromagnetic waves and the Doppler Effect before gathering radar...
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Galaxies Galore, Games and More

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students practice skills used in scientific investigation while studying the three main types of galaxies. Students identify Earth as part of Milky Way galaxy, the parts of galaxies, and the types of galaxies, as well as classify...
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Star Light, Star Bright

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Four modules are a part of this stellar lesson plan. Space scientists view the electromagnetic spectrum, they generate waves on a computer screen in order to measure frequency and wavelength, discover how light is related to temperature,...
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Houston, We Have a Problem! An Introductory Lesson for the unit Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The lesson plan would make a stimulating introduction to a space unit. It is highly imaginative and suggests that the teacher darken the room to set the mood and dress as an astronaut. Teams are asked to help solve an imaginary problem...
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Galaxy Mapping

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners research the constellations and discuss their findings. Then they construct their own maps of the galaxy using paper, black paint, aluminum foil, etc. They make a 3-D map of their chosen constellation.
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For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils use the provided website to classify galaxies after exploring information about elliptical, spiral, lenticular, and irregular galaxies and using the Hubble Tuning Fork.
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Space Science: Adventure is Waiting

For Teachers 4th - 6th
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity...
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A CEENic Galaxy Quest!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners research the distances between objects in the Milky Way. In this astronomy lesson, students calculate the time it would take for a robot to travel from Milky Way object to another. They create a travel package for customers...
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Classifying Galaxies

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students classify galaxies by their shape using the Hubble Tuning Fork Diagram.
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Living in the Milky Way

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Get to know our galaxy with an astronomy-themed, hands-on activity. Scholars watch an informative video, answer questions, and construct a model of the Milky Way in order to examine its contents and the distance inside it.  
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For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the structure and content of galaxies. Through discussion, lab, and hands-on activities, they discover the general structure of the three types of galaxies as well as the effect they have on the structure and...
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The Story of the Solar System

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Have your class explore space with this resource. Learners identify the different planets in our solar system and watch a video on the topic. They design posters about meteors, asteroids and comets. This is a motivating way for learners...
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Galaxy Hunter - A Cosmic Photo Safari

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Space science stars journey through our night sky and take virtual photos of galaxies to investigate simple random samples. Higher math is used to analyze the data collected. Copy the evaluation/assessment questions onto a handout for...
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Out In Space

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read a non-fiction story entitled Out In Space and analyze the important characteristics of a non-fiction book.  For this genre lesson, students become familiar with informational books.  Students analyze the key factors of a...
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Explore the Characteristics of Stars with Microsoft WorldWide Telescope

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Young scholars explore the characteristics of stars. In this space science activity, students use the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope program to identify the properties of stars and identify the stars in the galaxy.
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Our Place in Space

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the different planets that make up the solar system. In this space science instructional activity, 3rd graders construct a scale model of the major planets. They explore their different unique features and dress up...
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Space Science

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the objects in our solar system.  In this space instructional activity students identify and describe planets, then classify them as terrestrial or gaseous.
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The Milky Way and Beyond

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students consider the scale of the Milky Way Galaxy. For this Milky Way lesson, students hypothesize the length of time necessary to cross the Milky Way.
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Exploring Outer Space

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the different characteristics of planets. In this science lesson, students define key words and compare and contrast the characteristics of the planets by incorporating literature. This lesson includes a visit to the...
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Expanding the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
When Einstein first heard the theory of the expanding universe, he dismissed it as bad physics. Now scholars learn about the theory and how scientists prove it has merit. Through a hands-on simulation and videos, class members measure...
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What's in Our Universe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was the universe created or has it always existed? Here is a five-part series about the origin and evolution of our universe. To start, part one looks at celestial objects and allows pupils to discuss and share their knowledge about...
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Solar System Science Journal

For Teachers 5th
The creation of an online science journal is the focus of this excellent lesson. Fifth graders utilize PowerPoint, and digital kits in order to create their journals. The journals include a space science word, its definition, the word...