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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Students K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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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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Move Over, Mars: We Could Farm on Asteroids!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
We need a source of food to live on another planet. An installment of the extensive SciShow Space series suggests one option, farming on asteroids! Caitlin Hofmeister explains the challenges and benefits of potential future farms. She...
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The First Asteroid Ever Discovered

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Flash back to 1801 to meet Ceres, the first asteroid discovery! Use a video lesson to learn how careful plotting and measuring led to the discovery of Ceres. Once lost, mapping the orbit led to new astronomy and new mathematics to...
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Astronomy Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th
There are 5-point level questions available for each of the categories in this Jeopardy game.  The categories are the main topics within astronomy; stars, galaxies, the sun, planets, meteors etc. The game is logically set up and clear to...
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For Students 6th - 12th
What are asteroids? Broken planets, moons, space debris? Take your young astronomers to the dividing line between our inner and outer planets with an engaging video. The narrator describes both early and current ideas regarding the...
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Small Body Classification

For Students 7th - 8th
Is an asteroid the same thing as a meteor? What about a comet? Learn the differences between small celestial bodies with a instructional activity that lists several characteristics and space for kids to note which belongs to a comet,...
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Asteroid, Comet, or Meteor?

For Students 6th - 8th
In this asteroid, comet and meteor activity, students complete a chart by determining which of 8 given characteristics belong to asteroids, comets or meteors.
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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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Great Minds: Henrietta Leavitt and the Human Computers

For Students 9th - 12th
For most people, it would seem impossible to make breakthroughs in astronomy when you aren't allowed to use a telescope, but Henrietta Leavitt did just that. She discovered a formula for determining the distance to stars that are...
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Is Space Trying to Kill Us?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Taking somewhat of a humorous, paranoid viewpoint, this video explores the question of whether or not space objects are likely to take us out. From asteroids, to the sun dying out, to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, the...
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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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For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars examine the different types of asteroids and how they enter the atmosphere.  In this space lesson students use mashed potatoes to create an asteroid they can eat.
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The Difference Between Comets, Meteors And Asteroids

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use Venn diagrams to highlight the similarities and differences between comets, meteors, and asteroids.
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Asteroid, Comet, or Meteor?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this asteroid, comet, and meteor graphic organizer learning exercise, students compare and contrast asteroids, comets, and meteors as they mark the characteristics of each.
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Impact Events and the Earth System

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What would happen to Earth if an asteroid struck it? Assist young scientists as they explore the mechanics of an impact event and effects caused by it; calculate the energy released once an asteroid strikes Earth's surface; and compare...
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The "Astronomy of Armageddon"

For Students 10th - 12th
In this astronomy of the movie "Armageddon" worksheet, students fill in a chart by reading a statement about good science, writing a one sentence summary, and explaining the "Hollywood Science" from the movie.
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For Students 7th - 9th
In this astronomy worksheet, students find fifty one words in a word search that are related to comets, galaxies, planets, moons, stars and the tides.
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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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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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The Next Logical Step in Astronomy

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students research future astronomy endeavors and how the exploration with contribute to astronomy and humanity. For this astronomy lesson plan, students research, present, and debate the topics as a class.
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Beyond Planet Earth

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewScholars take a journey through space with 16 eye-catching images. Along the way, learners read captions starting with the moon, then move onto asteroids, Mars, and Jupiter.
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The Cosmic Origins of Earth's Water

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Was Earth born as a Blue Planet? Discover where water came from with a video from an intriguing science playlist. The resource covers the three most likely origins of water, how scientists differentiate between comet and asteroid water,...