Space Science Teacher Resources

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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in...
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Space Science: Introduction to Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Take a crash course in astronomy with a video playlist from Crash Course Kids! Each video is short, engaging, and informative for both future astronauts and science teachers eager for a fun take on the stars.
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The Outer Planets Lessons and Activities Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore the solar system, investigate space technology, and examine the planets—and their relative size and distance compared to the inner planets—with a collection of space science lessons.
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Space Science: Adventure is Waiting

For Teachers 4th - 6th
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity...
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Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
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Reading and Writing about the Solar System

For Teachers K - 2nd
A superb interdisciplinary approach highlights this activity which incorporates space science knowledge and narrative skills. After reading The Magic School Bus, two excellent poems, and watching a video, all about our solar system,...
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science-Earth's Crust and The Solar System

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth and space science worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 9 clues and a word bank on topics such as sea floor spreading, tectonic plates, faults, lava and the big bang theory.
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science-Glaciers and Populations

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth and space science activity, students complete a crossword puzzle given 7 clues and a word bank on topics such as glaciers, weathering and population density.
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Deep Impact's Comet on a Stick!

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students create a model of a comet. In this space science lesson, students compare their model to the characteristics of a real comet. They evaluate and make necessary modifications to their original design.
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Technology for Studying Comets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars design an Aerogel model to capture clay particles. In this space science lesson, students discover what happens to comets as they hit a surface. They explain how the Aerogel technology would help scientists study comets...
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Visual Arts- Planetary Travel Brochure

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars research the planets and create a "travel brochure." In this space science lesson, students read the book Magic School Bus: Lost in Space and identify various properties of each planet. Young scholars create a brochure for...
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Planets (Inner and Outer)

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research about the characteristics of their chosen planet. In this space science lesson plan, 6th graders create a PowerPoint presentation based on specific criteria. They present their project in class.
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Space Science: Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Looking for a terrific lesson on the phases of the moon that has lots of good worksheets? With two excellent websites are embedded in the plan, the activity is sure to spark some interest in your astronomy unit. Some common...
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science

For Students 9th - 12th
For this earth and space science worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given seven clues and seven terms about earthquakes, the solar system, and convection currents.
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Robot Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students construct a simple robotic energy transformer. In this space science lesson, students explain how energy is transformed from one form to another. They identify the different uses of robotic devices.
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Stars and Planets

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science activity, middle schoolers find the words that are related to the vocabulary of stars and planets. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Named Moons of Saturn

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, students find the words that are related to the learning of new vocabulary about the moons of Saturn. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Scientific Notation

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore rational numbers by analyzing space science. In this scientific notation instructional activity, students examine a map of the solar system and identify the distances between each planet and our Sun. Students utilize...
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The Red Planet (Mars)

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this space science instructional activity, students read 8 weather words and circle the ones that pertain to Mars. Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Earth and Mars. Students answer 2 short essay questions about Mars.
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Planets, Constellations, and Stars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, young scholars find the answers to the research questions that focus on the stars, planets, and constellations.
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Integrating Space Science-Our Changing Universe

For Students 8th - 10th
In this universe learning exercise, students read about the big bang theory and the evolution of the stars from the elements. Students answer four critical thinking questions about the beginnings of our universe.
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science

For Students 9th - 12th
For this earth and space science worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given nine terms related to earthquakes, glaciers, the solar system, and sources of energy.
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Make a Comet Model and Eat It!

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students construct a comet model based on procedure provided. For this space science lesson, students compare the physical properties of comets to the models they made. They record their observations and share them with the class.
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Solar System Science Journal

For Teachers 5th
The creation of an online science journal is the focus of this excellent lesson. Fifth graders utilize PowerPoint, and digital kits in order to create their journals. The journals include a space science word, its definition, the word...