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Constellations: Connect the Dots in the Sky!

For Students Pre-K - 5th Standards
Discover the night sky's dazzling array of stars and constellations with a captivating video that details various figures and the history behind them. 
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What Are Stars?

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
What are stars and how do they work? Find out with a peppy video that examines hot balls of gas, the sun, and several constellations. 
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Why Can I See the Moon During the Day?

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Ever wonder why the moon is visible during the day? Discover why with a captivating video that details the reason with the help from a lively host and engaging graphics.
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Create Constellation Flash Cards #sciencegoals

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Get the inside scoop on constellations from Jessi and Sam the Bat in a captivating video that also supports study skills using flashcards. 
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Why Does the Moon Change?

For Students K - 6th Standards
Find out why the moon changes with a captivating video that details the lunar cycle through engaging narration and graphics.
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Solstice and Equinox Season Model

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How can December 21 be the shortest day of the year when all days are 24 hours long? Pupils see how to build a model showing the differences between winter and summer solstices and equinoxes. Using this model, classes can then discuss...
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Shadow Play

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Three activities make up a solar system lesson that features the sun, its light, and the shadows it produces. Scholars step outside to discover the changes shadows make at different times of day, take part in a demonstration of how Earth...
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Modeling the Night Sky

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Dramatize the stars and planets as they become a visual representation of the solar system in this activity. Young astronomers track and simulate various constellations as they orbit the Earth to learn the position and motion of objects...
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Data and Graphing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Graphs might be everywhere — billboards, magazines, newspapers, and ads on the Internet — but that doesn't make interpreting them easy. Learners use numerous sources of weather data to construct and analyze graphs, looking for patterns...
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Going through a Phase

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Ignore the full moon, it's just a phase. Young scholars observe and record the moon during a full cycle before learning to predict future phases. Then the instructor leads a discussion on the other solar system objects that also go...
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The Atmospheric Filter

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between a comet and a meteoroid? An educational lesson includes five demonstrations of how the atmosphere can inhibit our ability to measure many things in the galaxy. 
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Why No Polar Pineapples

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Why do certain plants only grow in specific regions of the earth? This is the focus of a video that explains how Earth's tilt affects the amount of direct and indirect sunlight certain areas receive. 
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Seasons and the Sun

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Discover the differences between summer and winter, besides coats and bathing suits, with a short and informative earth science video. Sabrina, the narrator of the animated video, talks about the ways the earth's tilt affects the seasons...
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Following the Sun

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Find out why your shadow looks different at various times of the day with a short earth science video. Young scientists learn about what a shadow is, why it grows longer or shorter over the course of a day, and why it points in different...
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Earth's Rotation and Revolution

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Where does the sun go at night? Don't worry, it's just facing the other side of the earth. Learn about Earth's axis, tilt, rotation, revolution, and what all this means for your summer vacation with an engaging earth science video.
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Up, Up and Away

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What is wind, and what does it have to do with the sun's energy? Wind is part of Earth's atmosphere; however, the geosphere and hydrosphere work together to create it. This is the focus of a video that explains how temperatures...
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Land and Water

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How do different materials absorb the sun's energy? This is the focus of a video that discusses how land, water, and the atmosphere absorb the sun's energy. Darker colored objects absorb the sun's energy (heat) while lighter colored...
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The Zodiac Constellations

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What's your sign? Astronomy and astrology come together in an engaging and informational video. It takes viewers through the Zodiac constellations, including the name, sign, and short history of these names.
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The Ecliptic

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Where in the universe are we now? Teach your future astronauts and astronomers about the Ecliptic, the imaginary line that tracks the Earth's rotation throughout the year. 
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Leap Year

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
What is a Leap Year and why do we have it? Find out with this Leap Day/Leap Year response to reading worksheet in which scholars read a short passage and use their new-found knowledge to answer five questions with short answers. 
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The Earth in Space

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Skim the surface of the earth with this brief, compact, summary of outer space. The sun, stars, galaxies, planets, and phases of the moon can be found in this all-in-one resource. Seventh graders will enjoy these simple worksheets to do...
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Weather Watch Activity Guide: Groundhog Day

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Exactly what do groundhogs know about weather? Not as much as your science students will after completing these lessons and activities that cover everything from the earth's rotation and the creation of shadows, to cloud...
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Oreo Moon Phases

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
Learning about the moon has never tasted delicious! Using the popular Oreo cookie as a model, young scientists carve out the cream filling to represent the different phases of the moon.
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Moon Flip Book

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Watch an entire month flash before your eyes with this fun phases-of-the-moon flip book activity.