Comparing Planet Features
In this comparing planet features worksheet, students choose 3 planets of their choice to compare and contrast using the provided Venn diagram.
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The Sun, Moon, and Our Solar System: Teacher/Student Notes
Introduce basic Earth and space science to your budding astronauts. This handout works in two ways, the first part provides information about the sun, moon, eclipses, and Earth to be read to or by the class. The second part is composed...
3rd - 5th Science
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Planets and Moons
Why is a Neptune year longer than a Mercury year? Planetary orbits are compared as Bill Nye The Science Guy swings a tether ball around his head. He reveals that increasing distances from the sun make the journeys around it longer....
2 mins 3rd - 6th Science
How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
6 mins 4th - 8th Science