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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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What Has New Horizons Taught Us About Pluto?

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know there are more than six hundred thousand minor planet objects in our solar system? A video shares the findings from New Horizons' fly-by of Pluto. The features were not as we expected, and we still can't answer many questions. 
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Cosmic Cookies

For Students 6th - 12th
Scholars read about each planet then bake a plate of cosmic cookies—no-bake cookies decorated to look like the planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
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The Coolest Things We Didn't Know About Pluto Two Years Ago

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What are the characteristics of Pluto? After many years, scientists are finally gaining knowledge about Pluto's surface. Using an exciting video from the SciShow Space series, learners investigate Pluto's surface by viewing images that...
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Earth Used to Have 19-Hour Days (And Pluto Has Dunes!)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some days seem longer than others, but recent research proves our day actually lasts much longer than in the past. SciShow Space shares recent research on the length of Earth days and how this data confirms past research with much more...
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Pluto: Still Not A Planet

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Jupiter's magnetic field is 20,000 times that of Earth's. An awareness of the strenght of Jupiter's magnetic field is just one of the challenges engineers face when designing spacecraft to visit Jupiter and its moons. Learn more about...
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New Clues to the Structure of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Evidence suggests that Pluto has undergone polar wander. A video instructor explains how Pluto's axis of rotation may have changed and how this is possible. The lesson focuses on the science behind the discovery and what it tells...
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The Journey to Pluto, the Farthest World Ever Explored

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 2006, scientists launched a mission to explore Pluto and beyond. In 2015, after a challenge just days before approaching Pluto, New Horizons completed its first objective. The mission continues, and detailed reports are set to begin...
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New Horizons First Probe to Reach Pluto!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
View actual images of Pluto just as sophisticated cameras take them. The video instructor of a larger physics playlist follows a probe to take a trip to Pluto. Images show specific characteristics of the dwarf planet. 
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Craziest Eclipses in the Solar System

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever wondered what a solar eclipse looks like ... on Mars? Explore eclipses throughout the solar system with a video from a comprehensive playlist that covers many physics concepts. With images and conceptual drawings, viewers...
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The Oort Cloud

For Students 6th - 12th
What lies beyond our solar system? Share an interesting video describing the Oort Cloud with astronomy scholars to find out! The narrator explains that this far-flung region, along with the scattered disk and Kuiper belt, is the...
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Know Your Planets

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Does your class know their planets? Implement an activity that has them describing the solar system, identifying properties of the planets, and placing them in order from their distance from the sun.
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Solar System Cards

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Find all things solar system in a set of reference cards. Even Pluto makes an appearance! Each of the 24 cards has a picture and accompanying informational text that gives brief background about the object.
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Phases of Charon

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pluto, although no longer considered a planet, has five moons. Pluto's moon, Charon, is the focus of a resource that describes how the moon is viewed from the surface of Pluto. Photos help individuals see how Charon would look at...
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Meet the 5 Dwarf Planets!

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
What's bigger than an asteroid but smaller than a planet? A dwarf planet! Take a peak into the five dwarf planets—Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, Eris, Ceres—with a captivating video hosted by Jenni and Squeaks.
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Looking to the Future

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
New Horizons set forth on a mission to Pluto in 2006. Ten years later, the spacecraft is still on its way. Here, enthusiastic scholars predict what they will be like—likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc.—when New Horizons arrives at its...
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Science Lesson Plan: Our Solar System: I Wonder?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Ever wonder why Pluto isn't considered a planet? Or how large the Earth is compared to the other inner planets? Explore the universe with a series of projects that simulate different aspects of our solar system. The activities require...
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Solar System Scale Model Demonstration

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore outer space and decorate your classroom with an astronomy project. Learners create a visual model with the creation of a scaled solar system using different sized balls.
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Astronomy Day from McDonald Observatory Solar System Scale Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Add a visual aid to your solar system lessons. Enthusiastic astronomers create a model depicting the nine planets and their distance from the sun. 
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Orbits Are Odd

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Are the other orbits taking place in the universe similar or different to Earth's orbit around the sun and the moon's orbit around Earth? This is the focus of a video that explains all different types of orbits out there, including black...
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Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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Pocket Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How in the world can something as big as the solar system possibly fit in your pocket? Complete this simple modeling activity and find out, as young scientists gain an appreciation for the incredible scale of outer space.
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Solar System Launch

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Trying to understand the vastness of outer space can be quite a challenge for young scientists. Help put things in perspective with this cross-curricular activity as students work in pairs creating scaled models of the solar system,...
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Using a Graphic Organizer to Research a Question

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Is Pluto still a planet? Using this popular question, kids are introduced to graphic organizers as a writing tool. As a class, they watch a demonstration on how to use them and work together with a partner to research whether Pluto is a...