The Sun and Solar Wind: A Search for the Beginning
Middle schoolers explore the sun's energy and solar wind. They conduct experiments to measure ratios to determine the rate of fusion in the sun's core. They explore the sun as a ball of fire by examining equations that represent mass number.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Sun: Earth's External Heat Engine - Part 1 of the Astronomy Model
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this lesson familiarizes advanced earth science and physics learners about the variables that affect our supply of solar energy. They examine gas spectra and perform calculations. There is an...
8th - 12th Science
The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun
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
Solar Kit Lesson #9 - Properties of Solar Radiation: Reflection, Transmission, and Absorption
Middle school science stars observe and record data on the solar radiation reflected off or transmitted through various materials. They predict properties for various materials, and test their predictions by touch. This lesson becomes...
6th - 9th Science
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
Shadows, Angles, and the Seasons
Shine some light on the topic of seasonal change with this collection of activities. Whether it's by measuring the change in the length of their shadows, or modeling the earth's orbit around the sun using a lamp and a globe, these simple...
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Solar Energy and Diversifying Energy Resources
As pupils progress through this lesson, it will dawn on them that the sun is an amazing source of renewable energy. They examine a case study of a place where it wasn't welcomed, and then conduct research to decide their own positions on...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed