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612 resources with the keyterm solar system

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The Sun, Moon, and Our Solar System: Teacher/Student Notes

For Students 3rd - 5th
Introduce basic Earth and space science to your budding astronauts. This handout works in two ways, the first part provides information about the sun, moon, eclipses, and Earth to be read to or by the class. The second part is composed...
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Mercury

For Students 4th - 7th
After reading a short excerpt about Mercury, your class will answer four comprehension questions. The worksheet challenges them to fold over the paper and answer the questions without referring back to the excerpt. An answer sheet is...
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Solar System Extravaganza

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What a creative way to discuss the solar system! First, learners get an overview of the solar system. Then, they plan out and organize a trip to one of the planets. And, finally, they describe their imaginary experience. This is a...
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Solar System Summaries

For Teachers 6th
Everyone loves learning about the solar system. Learners choose a planet to do research on and are evaluated on a precise summary of the planet they chose. They work in small groups to do this activity and post the summary on...
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Planet PowerPoint Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Looking for a good, technology-based science instructional activity for your 3rd graders? This instructional activity is worth a look! They will utilize PowerPoint to create a presentation for the class on a planet of their choice. They...
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Planets on Parade

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Review all of the planets in our solar system with this informative PowerPoint. Each planet is listed on its own slide, accompanied by facts and an image. There are three multiple choice question listed at the end of the presentation.
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Chalkboard Challenge: Science Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Review science vocabulary with your students using this Jeopardy-style PowerPoint. Categories for this game include: Solar System, Plants, Weather, Cells, and Rocks. There are a total of 25 clues; five for each category. 
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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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Manned Mission to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To go or to not to go — the question for a mission to Mars. This resource provides details for a possible manned mission to Mars. Details include a launch schedule, what life would be like on the surface, and how the astronauts would...
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The Amazing Red Planet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to Mars with a resource that provides information about its size, location, length of day, length of year, number of moons, and average temperature. Also includes is information about the lans for past and future...
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An Inflated Impression of Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...
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DIY Sun Science

For Students K - 8th Standards
Get an up-close-and personal look at the sun from the safety of your classroom with this fun science application. Offering numerous activities, images, and videos, the resource supports children of all ages as they learn about the sun.
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Interactive Minds: Solar System

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Travel through space as you learn about the galaxy, solar system, planets, and much more. An extensive resource for studying astronomy in upper-elementary and middle school classrooms.
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Saturn

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Go back to space school and learn all about Saturn. Explore this ringed gas sphere, its many moons, composition, place in space, and unique qualities. A great video to be viewed on its own or alongside any other space or planet videos.
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Mars

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Questing for information about the red planet? Attend this class at space school and learn all about Mars. Myths, misconceptions, and facts about the planet's long and interesting history are presented. Great video! Look for other space...
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Mercury

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Visit the planet Mercury and learn about its orbit, place in the solar system, and difficult past. Closest to the sun and covered in craters, this planet has had it rough. You'll find out that Mercury is actually a dead planet but still...
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Venus

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Class is in session, and today's topic is the planet Venus! Sit back and learn about our sister planet, her composition, place in space, and atmosphere. The narration is very rapid, making it short but packed with information that may be...
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The Solar System: A Brief Glance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This highly visual video will take learners on a journey through the solar system. Void of narration and accented with music and key facts about each planet, this beautiful clip will inspire as it educates. Have the class take notes...
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Jupiter: The Largest Planet

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Kids will love this video. Dramatic and informative, this clip describes the gas giant, Jupiter. They'll hear about Jupiter's moons, history, composition, and size in relation to Earth. It takes one thousand Earths to compose one...
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Why is the Earth Round?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
When you look out to the horizon, the earth looks flat, so how do we know it's round? We learn that gravity pulls planets toward the center and shapes them into the spheres that dominate space. This is a great clip that fully explains...
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Sizing Up The Solar System

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate and design various models of size and distance related to the solar system. They work together to build a solar system model. The models should focus on distance and scale. They don't include moons or satellites in...
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The Solar System and Beyond: The Moon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is a very basic look at the moon and its positioning around our planet. The pictures and labels here show different phases and will help your space explorers understand our changing views of the moon along with the Earth's tilt and...
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Planets in Our Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Each member of a four-student group takes on a specific aspect of an assigned planet to research. After gathering information, the team works together to create a travel brochure and a presentation intended to convince other classmates...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Test your class on earth science with this extensive resource. This test, created by The University of the State of New York Regents, is made up of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions that cover the branches of...