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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Reading Comprehension)

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the eight planets in our solar system. Use this collection of reading comprehension worksheets to check young astronomers' understanding of reading informational text....
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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Lessons For Learning)

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars make up the inner planets in our solar system. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. Use this collection of lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and presentations to build young...
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Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...
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Our Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A five-lesson unit introduces young astronomers to the current understanding of the universe. They learn about the evidence scientists use to support the Big Bang Theory, explore the life cycles of stars, and examine technologies that...
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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Lessons For Learning)

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars make up the inner planets in our solar system. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. Use this collection of lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and presentations to build young...
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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Lessons For Learning)

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Welcome to the Solar System! Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars make up the inner planets in our solar system. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. Use this collection of lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and...
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Astronomer Trading Cards

For Teachers 6th
Famous astronomers, and their contributions to the world of astronomy, are the focus of this space science instructional activity. Pupils make a trading card of the astronomer he or she is researching. Then they get together in pairs to...
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Being an Astronomer: Neil deGrasse Tyson

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewAn interview delves deep into the life of famous astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson. 
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Astronomers and Their Tools

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders have the opportunity to prepare arguments with like-minded classmates for what they believe to be the next logical step in astronomical research, in an effort to convince their opposing classmates of their position.
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Picture an Astronomer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a drawing of what an astronomer looks like. They explore their own assumptions of those who work in the sciences.
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Canadian Astronauts and Astronomers

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students research the web for Canadian nationals such as Marc Garneau, Roberta Bandar and Chris Hadfield who have contributed to science and technology. In this Astronauts and astronomers lesson, students work in groups and are assigned...
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5th Grade Science

For Students 5th
In this science worksheet, 5th graders complete multiple choice questions about flight, astronomers, measurement, temperature, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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Gravitation

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introduction your class to famous astronomers with a presentation that also covers Newton's Laws of Gravitation, Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion, both uniform and nonuniform gravitational fields, and how to calculate the gravitational...
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The Star That Trolled Astronomers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it a bird, or a plane, or a blinking star? Scientists discovered in 1967 what they later determined to be a pulsing star. An episode of a larger solar system playlist discusses the chemistry behind the existence of this type of star.
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How Do Astronomers Measure Distances to Stars?

For Students 8th - 9th
For this astronomy worksheet, students participate in an activity using the parallax effect to measure star distances. They record their information in a data table then complete 5 fill in the blank conclusion questions.
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Interactive Online Light Activity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students participate in an online interactive activity in which they discover types of light, wavelengths of light, and how astronomers use different wavelengths. Activity includes links for other activities and lab activities including...
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Tycho Brahe, the Scandalous Astronomer

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Who says scientists are boring geeks? Certainly not the narrator of a short video who dishes up the scandals associated with Tycho Brahe, a Danish scientist and alchemist (now that's two labels you don't often see together) who used...
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Starlight, Star Heat

For Students 7th - 12th
In this stars worksheet, learners read how astronomers calculate the temperature of a star by measuring its color. Students use a chart showing star temperatures and colors to complete 3 short answer questions.
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On the Shoulders of Giants

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students select an astronomer or scientist from the past, research the role that they played in the development of the heliocentric revolution, and make presentations on their achievements.
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Miss Mitchell's Comet

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Maria Mitchell discovered a comet, became the first female astronomer in the United States, and even has a crater on the moon named after her! Learn more about her passion for the stars with an informative reading passage, followed by...
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NightWatch: The Astronomers' Passion

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students identify the factors required for space exploration and the features of our solar system.  In this astronomy lesson students illustrate the position of different constellations. 
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Astronomers

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore the profession of astronomy.  In this social studies instructional activity, students read articles on astronomers contributions to society and history.  Students reference the Bible for recorded astronomies impact on...
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Astronomer Trading Cards

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use the internet to research an astronomer of interest to them. Using the information, they make a trading card for the astronomer. They compare and contrast two astronomers using a Venn Diagram and decide which one has...
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When I Heard the Learned Astronomer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize different purposes and methods of writing and to identify a writer's tone and point of view.

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