Beyond the Solar System
Eighth graders work with a simulation of the solar system using a program downloaded from a web site. They maneuver through the site using teacher led instruction. Finally, they write a fictional story based on their investigations.
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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 plan. 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,...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Effective and Alternative Secondary Education: Planets in the Solar System
This is a complete packet consisting of three lessons about the origin of the solar system, the sun, and the planets. Work in this packet is meant to be self-directed; learners go at their own pace and instructions direct them on how to...
7th - 12th Science
Zipping Through Our Solar System and Beyond
Launch your class on an exploration of the solar system. Learners construct solar system models to scale and get a better understanding of our place in the vast void of space. This is a great way for them to cement their understanding of...
6th - 8th Science