Nebular Theory-Origin of the Solar System
In this Nebular Theory worksheet, students are given diagrams of the stages that occurred in the formation of the solar system. They order the diagrams based on the occurrences of each event and answer twelve questions about the Nebular Theory.
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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 lesson plan. 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 Solar Systems Across the Universe
Scientists have theorized that our solar system formed 4.6 billion years ago. For this pair of activities, learners first hypothesize how our solar system was formed. Using this information, groups then determine how scientists search...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Effective and Alternative Secondary Education: Planets in the Solar System
This is a complete packet consisting of three lessons about the origin of the solar system, the sun, and the planets. Work in this packet is meant to be self-directed; learners go at their own pace and instructions direct them on how to...
7th - 12th Science