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Students explore our solar system of planets through research and activities. Using cooperative grouping and interaction, students gain an understanding of how the characteristics of the planets differ from one another.
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Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Mission: Possible—How Can We Plan an Exploration of Another World?
An astronaut's spacesuit weighs 280 pounds and takes 45 minutes to put on — that's a serious suit! The second activity of a three-part series allows pupils to see all that goes into space exploration. Through simulations, groups analyze...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Advocacy for Green Urbanism
Encourage advocacy and involvement in public policy. The lesson described here lays out a detailed plan for creating strong democratic citizens. Class members discuss the different types of citizens, complete two graphic organizers about...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Space: Our Star, the Sun, and Its Friends, the Planets
Students examine the solar system. In this space instructional activity, students identify the order of the planets and their relative size to the sun. Students create a scale model of our solar system using a variety of household objects.
2nd - 4th Math
Lesson Plan: So Much to See, So Little Time
How do humans and animals impact the environment? What is land division? Youngsters tape off a 12x12 inch square in an outdoor natural space. They sketch everything they see, then compare their drawings as a class. They will then be...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts