Students create a database on the planets in the solar system. They research characteristics such as moons, atmosphere, and surface then filter and sort the database to discover trends,
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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 activity. 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
Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Our Backyard, The Solar System - Part 1/2
A charming narrator introduces viewers to the wonders and history of our own solar system. A full explanation describing the birth of our sun, planets, and entire solar system. This is the first part of a two-part series on our solar...
9 mins 3rd - 8th Science