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Motions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Earth's motions, the moon's orbit, and the celestial sphere are thoroughly explained in this 52-slide PowerPoint. There are a couple of slides specific to the author's class, but you can easily edit or remove them. This fabulous...
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The Celestial Sphere and Circumpolar Motion

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students investigate the celestial sphere and circumpolar motion. In this science lesson, students view an applet, The Celestial Sphere and Circumpolar Motion. Students discuss the Earth's rotation and stellar movement.
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Mask of the Black God

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Finally, an astronomy lesson for the high schooler! Explorers are able to read star maps for finding objects in the night sky by determining celestial coordinates. In particular, they locate the Pleiades and read about a Navajo legend...
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Azimuth and Altitude Quiz 1

For Students 8th - 10th
In this azimuth and altitude activity, students answer questions about celestial bodies and how they are measured. They label drawings of clinometers, celestial spheres, and a compass.
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The Celestial Sphere

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to the celestial sphere, describing its apparent rotation and the special role of the pole star.
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Tracking the Sun with a Solar Dome

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students study the sun and how it moves throughout the day.  In this tracking the sun lesson plan students create a model of the celestial sphere. 
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Modeling Celestial Motion

For Students 7th - 12th
In this modeling celestial motion instructional activity, students fill in the blank about the motion of celestial bodies: planets and stars. Students complete the blanks with information about the scientists and philosophers responsible...
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How Fast Does the Sun Spin?

For Students 8th - 10th
In this rotation of celestial bodies worksheet, students determine the speed of the sun's rotation and they determine the number of days it takes the sun to rotate once at the equator. They identify the geometric factor that causes...
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The Path of the Sun: The Ecliptic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the celestial sphere and the paths it takes in the solar system.
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Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young scholars study a research telescope to obtain quantitative information about these objects. They use the SkyServer Navigation Tool to identify objects and record celestial coordinates. In addition, they associate star brightness...
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Three D Constellations

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to both celestial coordinates and to the first rung on the distance determination ladder. They convert spherical coordinates to Cartesian coordinates to construct a three dimensional model of a constellation...
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An Introduction to the Night Sky and Movement Astronomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Basically, this is an interactive exploration of educational astronomy software and an app. Young astronomers discover how the apparent motion of the sky relates to Earth's movements and the position of the observer. It is out of this...
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Discovering the Night Sky

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The rotation and revolution of Earth cause some interesting phenomena. Learn about these events during an engaging astronomy presentation. The lesson includes instruction on topics such as the seasons, eclipses, constellations, and the...
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Apparent Motion of the Sun

For Students 10th
Demonstrate the path of the sun across the sky at different times of the year with an engaging science lesson.  Learners use a series of questions and diagrams to examine the movement of the sun and appearance of the sky around their...
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Seasons and Ecliptic Simulator

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
A detailed interactive permits class members to examine the Earth relative to the sun. Learners can control Earth's position and examine the conditions during specific time periods, such as the equinox, or play the simulator to view...
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The Sun and the Seasons

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is there more daylight in June than in December if you live above the equator? How does the angle of sunlight shift throughout the year? Answer these questions and more with an interactive article about the sun, its path through the...
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Sending a Sundial to Mars

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
You know him from his famous science education videos, but now hear him get personal as he tells the story of how his father, while being a prisoner of war, became fascinated with sundials. Today, he has inherited the fascination, and in...
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Solar System Trading Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Space scientistse examine facts about the solar system through the collection of solar system trading cards. They explore various websites, answer questions, and collect solar system trading cards for correct answers.
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Astronomy Class

For Students 6th - 8th
For this space science worksheet, students find the words associated with the basic terms of Astronomy. The answers are located at the bottom of the page.
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The Path of the Sun, the Ecliptic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the ecliptic, the zodiac and the apparent motions of the Sun, Moon and planets across the sky.
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Star Light, Star Bright, Really Big Star I See Tonight

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders differentiate apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude scales. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders rank stars in terms of its brightness as observed from Earth. They explain what a light year is in their own words.
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Fantasy Allegory of Air

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the painting Jan Brueghel and design their own book. In this art and book lesson, students discuss the elements of fantasy from the painting and create their own book. Students illustrate the book and create a painting...
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Lesson Plans for Fantasy: Allegory of Air

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students use combinations of real and imaginary objects to create illustrations for a book.  In this Fantasy in art lesson, students discuss the elements of fantasy in Allegory of Air.  Students study the work of Salvador Dali and Mir to...
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Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the phases of the moon. In this science lesson plan, students use Second Life to explore the moon. Students examine the phases of the moon.