Length of the Day
Students investigate how the Earth's rotation affect the length of day. In this earth science lesson, students construct a sighting apparatus and record their observations over a few days. They analyze data collected and formulate a conclusion.
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Earth's Rotation Changes and the Length of the Day
In this Earth's rotation and day length learning exercise, students are given a table with the period of geological time, the age of the Earth and the total days per year. Students calculate the number of hours per day in each geological...
7th - 10th Math
Variables and Expressions from Around the Cosmos
In this variables and expressions worksheet, students solve 7 problems using different mathematical formulae to find the length of Earth's day in the future, the distance to the galaxy Andromeda, the temperature of a gas cloud emitting...
9th - 12th Math
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials...
3rd - 12th Science
Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans?
Is it true that larger animals have longer lifespans than smaller animals? Does an animal's habitat help shape the length of its life? And does the ability to adapt and evolve allow living things to expand their lifespans? Watch a video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable