We found 232 resources with the keyterm space science
Birth of the Universe, Part 3/4Lesson Planet
9 mins 7th - 12th
Part three of this four-part series on the origins of the universe describes the radiation that can be heard in static radio signals and the other amazing remnants left today that were around at the time the universe was born. Stars,...
Hubble Captures Colliding GalaxiesLesson Planet
2 mins 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...
Black Holes: Creation & Consumption of GalaxiesLesson Planet
4 mins 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.
Astronomers Find First Earth-like Planet in Habitable ZoneLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th
This video is intended to complete the ESO clip on the first Earth-like planet ever found. Learn all about Earth-like exoplanets other solar systems, and the keys components needed for extra-planetary life. Many questions are answered...
Total Solar Eclipse - China 2008Lesson Planet
3 mins 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,...
Reading and Writing about the Solar SystemLesson Planet
K - 2nd
A superb interdisciplinary approach highlights this lesson 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, young...
Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"Lesson Planet
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...
Introducing The Most Heavenly Bodies In The Solar SystemLesson Planet
5th - 6th
Young scientists identify the major bodies of this solar system through a fun and engaging anticipatory activitity. They will then apply knowledge gained through previous experiences as well as a short research activity to the task of...
Effective and Alternative Secondary Education: Planets in the Solar SystemLesson Planet
7th - 12th
This is a complete packet consisting of three lessons about the origin of the solar system, the sun, and the planets. Work in this packet is meant to be self-directed; learners go at their own pace and instructions direct them on how to...
Exploring the Sky: Reading Maria's CometLesson Planet
K - 4th
Discover the science behind astronomy. After reading the book Maria's Comet, which is about a young woman who breaks new ground by becoming a female astronomer, young learners practice reading comprehension with worksheet questions about...
The Space Cadet's Laboratory: Using Electromagnetic Energy to Study AstronomyLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Students build their own spectrophotometer to study light. In this physics lesson, students explain the dual nature of light. They calculate the angle of incidence and refraction using Snell's law equation.
Why is There a Tidal Bulge Opposite the Moon?Lesson Planet
7th - 12th
Students simulate how the Moon causes ocean tides. In this earth science lesson, students calculate gravitational acceleration using a mathematical formula. They compare the force of attraction between the Earth, Moon and Sun system.
Earth Science Astronomy Unit: Seasons on EarthLesson Planet
Eighth graders describe how the Earth's position causes seasonal changes. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders explain how solar radiation varies depending on the season. They create a collage or poster on each of the Earth's four seasons.
How Does Flowing Water Shape a Planet's Surface?Lesson Planet
6th - 12th
Learners investigate how flowing water influence landforms. In this earth science lesson, students observe water behavior as it flows from the stream table at various inclinations. They discuss whether water shaped Mars landforms or not.
Elements of Physics: Motion, Force and GravityLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students research about different human space explorations conducted by NASA. In this physical science instructional activity, students discuss why space exploration is important. They write a paper about their thoughts on continuing...
Star Light, Star Bright, Really Big Star I See TonightLesson Planet
Eighth graders differentiate apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude scales. In this astronomy lesson plan, 8th graders rank stars in terms of its brightness as observed from Earth. They explain what a light year is in their own words.
The International Space Station in Orbit (ISS)Lesson Planet
7th - 12th
Students discuss the function of the International Space Station. In this astronomy lesson, students compare its track on a 2D map and the globe. They explain why ISS can be seen from higher altitudes if its altitude is increased.
Getting to Know Saturn: The Saturn SystemLesson Planet
7th - 8th
Students compare and contrast Earth and Saturn's planet features. In this space science activity, students draw a diagram of the solar system and identify the different components. They complete a Saturn system scavenger hunt and Venn...
Getting to Know Saturn: Moons, Rings, and RelationshipsLesson Planet
7th - 8th
Young scholars identify the different objects that orbit Saturn. In this space science lesson, students plot the graph of orbital speed and distance. They explain why planets and asteroids remain in orbit around the sun.
An Explorative Journey Through the Solar SystemLesson Planet
5th - 8th
Students explore space science by creating a planetary model in class. For this solar system lesson, students identify the many planets and moons that make up the solar system and decide on one entity in which to research. Students...
Space Pioneers: Major People Involved in Space ExplorationLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
Learners explore space science by researching the people involved with it. In this famous explorers instructional activity, students identify the first people to reach space such as John Glen, Buzz Aldrin and Alan Shephard. Learners...
A Tricky Preposition: Taking Another Look at Grammar Through Space ImagesLesson Planet
K - 4th CCSS: Adaptable
Students explore language arts by analyzing images of space. For this prepositions lesson, students view a slide-show of space related photographs and practice using prepositions to identify their time and location. Students write...
Introduction to Earth Sun Relationships Incorporating P.E.Lesson Planet
Third graders investigate space science by performing physical activities. For this solar system lesson, 3rd graders perform a relay activitiy with their class in which they race between different "planets". Students define space...
Multicultural Sun, Moon, and Star ActivitiesLesson Planet
4th - 5th
Students research the multicultural stories and artistic representations of the Sun, Moon, and stars. In this multicultural space lesson, students discuss the symbols and stories for the sun in various cultures. Students construct a...
To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone BeforeLesson Planet
4th - 5th
Students study pictures of space vehicles and make their own space vehicle. In this space vehicle lesson, students study pictures of the vehicles and compare and contrast the pictures. Students classify the space crafts and then create...
Meteor, Meteoroid, Meteorite: What's the Difference?Lesson Planet
3rd - 4th
Students explore the difference between a meteor, meteorite and meteoroid. In this space science lesson, students first read information about these space bodies. Students make Comet Cookies and use them to model a meteor shower with a...
Visual Arts- Planetary Travel BrochureLesson Planet
5th - 7th
Students 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. Students create a brochure for a specific...