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The Movement of Stars
In this star worksheet, students compare three diagrams of the Big Dipper today, thousands of years from now and many years ago. They answer questions about the movement of stars.
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Star Light, Star Bright, Really Big Star I See Tonight
Eighth graders differentiate apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude scales. In this astronomy activity, 8th graders rank stars in terms of its brightness as observed from Earth. They explain what a light year is in their own words.
An Introduction to the Night Sky and Movement Astronomy
Basically, this is an interactive exploration of educational astronomy software and an app. Young astronomers discover how the apparent motion of the sky relates to Earth's movements and the position of the observer. It is out of this...
9th - 12th Science
The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun
Brighten up your teaching of the solar system with this middle school astronomy lesson. 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, explore...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Earthquake Education Curriculum
In case of earthquake, go to a safe place before posting on social media. The unit includes 12 lessons, most with hands-on activities or experiments. The first six lessons cover the physical process of earthquakes and volcanoes. Lessons...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Illustrate the Constellations
Students explore space science by participating in a star identification activity. In this astronomy lesson plan, students identify different star patterns and discuss the movement of stars across the sky as the seasons change. Students...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts