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229 resources with the keyterm space science

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Jeopardy: General Elementary Science

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Play the Jeopardy Science Game and test your students knowledge of basic elementary science concepts. The questions in this game should be able to be answered by a 5th or 6th grader and are fairly general. Topics cover life, space,...
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All Things Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
"Jeopardy"-style PowerPoints are a favorite for students! This resource covers four categories, and has a ????? category as well. The categories are: animal adaptations, sound, electricity, and Earth. The hints are high-level, and this...
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Make a Comet Model and Eat It!

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students construct a comet model based on procedure provided. In 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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Jupiter's Weather Forecast

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners read information about Jupiter and the planet's weather. In this Jupiter weather lesson, students read information about Jupiter's weather. Learners study a chart about the weather on Earth and Jupiter. Students read a weather...
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Lunar Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use a Lunar Language Graphic Organizer to draw and describe the phases of the moon. They explain patterns of changes in the appearance of the moon as it orbits Earth.
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Planet Picking

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students arrange the planets according to their distances from the sun. In this astronomy instructional activity, students list interesting properties about each planet. They identify an unknown planet photo.
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Mars Rover Races

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers simulate driving a rover in Mars. In this space science lesson, students navigate an obstacle while blindfolded and guided by verbal commands only. They assess the challenges encountered by astronauts in operating a rover.
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The Great Hubble

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain how Hubble telescope captures images from space. In this space science instructional activity, students use the internet to view space photos. They debate on an issue raised by the teacher.
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Planetarium- Identifying Constellations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the planetarium. In this space science lesson, students identify the different constellations in the sky. They make their own map of the constellations.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Tooning into the Cosmos

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons that feature space science. Students respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Out of This World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a mission to Mars. In this space science activity, students listen a lecture about space travel to Mars and the planet itself. Students then create timelines of exploration and write poetry about their ideal planet.
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Hubble Captures Colliding Galaxies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your scientists ever asked what would happen if two galaxies collided? Use this clip to show what was seen through the Hubble telescope: the collision of two galaxies. You'll be able to narrate this clip any way you like, since it's...
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The Sun, A Real Star

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What is space weather? If you are in a solar system with a local star you can watch this video to find out. We have a local star, our sun! The inner and outer atmosphere of our sun is a hot combustible star that can send particles storms...
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3 Questions: The Sun

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do you have any questions about the sun? An interviewer asks a top astronomer three very important questions about our closest star, the sun. Learn about what the sun is, how it may have formed, and why it's so important to study the...
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Black Holes: Creation & Consumption of Galaxies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Black holes are thought to play an important role in the formation of spiral galaxies, like our own. This clip explains how gravity and mass work together with the black hole phenomena to create and consume stars and galaxies.
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Total Solar Eclipse - China 2008

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A sight most learners will never experience, a total eclipse of the sun, in China. An interesting clip that shows just how amazing our sun is. Several questions are raised with the narrators observations. Why did the temperature drop,...
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Systems, UP, Up and Away!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss rockets and how they work. Students research basic information about the Space Shuttle. Students work in collaborative groups creating "rockets" with empty film canisters. Students launch their "rockets" and record...
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Infrared Telescope

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Most of the twenty slides in this presentation include photographs or diagrams, making it an eye-catching way to teach about infrared telescopes. The pros and cons of using infrared light to study outer regions of space are explained....
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Gingerbread Spacecraft

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore the different parts of the Cassini spacecraft. In this space science lesson, students create a model of the spacecraft using food products. They compare and contrast their model with the real one and evaluate its...
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Make a Sundial

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore space science by conducting a sun experiment in class. In this time telling lesson, students discuss how the sun sits in our sky at exact times each day and how astronomy is based on our perspective of the solar system....
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When You Look Up to the Moon

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Elementary learners explore space science by reading a book in class. Either as a class or in small groups, read When You Look Up at the Moon. Next, pupils discuss what they know about the moon and the importance of the moon's gravity to...
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Creating a Model Of The Planets

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the planets in our solar system. Each of the nine planets is studied, and learners create models of the planets that show their relative size to one another. Some excellent worksheets are embedded in this plan which...
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Our Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learn a new software system and review perviously learned knowledge about the solar system at the same time. The focus of this lesson is learning how to create, modify and save an Excel spreadsheet. However, in this lesson plan, young...
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Galileo's Dialogue

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore how Galileo's controversial theory raised objections in his time. In this physical science activity, learners research about current controversial issues. They role play both sides of the issue, and decide which one has a...