A Walk Through The Solar System
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Sixth graders are assigned roles of planets and moons. They move to an outside location. Starting from the sun, each planet must be located by measuring the distance from the sun. They stand where their measurement indicates.
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The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun
Brighten up your teaching of the solar system with this middle school astronomy lesson. Over the course of these five activities, young astronomers get an up close and personal look at the sun as they watch videos, read articles, explore...
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