Compare Topography of Earth and Mars with a Worldwide Telescope
Students compare geography to topography. In this topography lesson plan, students examine the topography of the surfaces of the Earth. Students compare one feature of Earth to one feature of Mars and present in a PowerPoint.
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Mars - The Xtreme - o - Philes
What conditions are necessary for life? Is it the same for all lifeforms? What biotic and abiotic factors would need to be changed to make it possible for human life on Mars? Answer these questions and more in a fun lesson designed to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
“THE LORAX” by Dr. Seuss
Few children's books convey the message of conservation as well as Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Read the story aloud, emphasizing the interconnectedness of plants and animals in an ecosystem and discussing different ways people can help the...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the Characteristics of Stars with Microsoft WorldWide Telescope
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.
2nd - 9th Science
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For...
3rd - 8th Science
Can We Help Save the Earth? - A Compare and Contrast Lesson
Two different texts, one topic, and a Venn diagram, it sounds like a standard ready to be met. Young learners compare and contrast two stories with an environmental themed; Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House and Bill Peet's Farewell...
2nd - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable