Sun and Earth
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Students explore the sun, its structure, how big it is and how far away it is. In this solar system lesson students complete a lab activity on dew point and weather.
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Middle School Sampler: Science
Focus on inquiry-based learning in your science class with a series of activities designed for middle schoolers. A helpful packet samples four different texts, which include activities about predator-prey relationships, Earth's axis and...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
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Brighten up your teaching of the solar system with this middle school astronomy instructional 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...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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