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Astronaut Diet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover foods that astronauts eat in space and eat an actual astronaut meal.  In this astronaut diet lesson, students discover how food is freeze-dried and packaged for use in space.  Students compare an astronaut's diet to...
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How Far Away Is Saturn?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars work together to create a scale model of the solar system. They write a descriptive paper and a paper comparing and contrasting the Earth to Saturn. They discuss their writings with the class.
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Movement of Air II

For Students 7th - 9th
In this movement of air worksheet, students determine the deflection of air masses that result from Earth's eastward rotation. Then they describe what winds provide for different trades. Students also identify and describe the imaginary...
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Fractions, Decimals, and Gravity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss how weight is directly related to gravitational force on a planet. Students then choose Space Traveler as companion and compute how much their guide weighs on various planets, based on each planet's relative surface...
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Where IS North?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students differentiate between geographic north and magnetic north. In this earth science instructional activity, students measure magnetic declination and inclination. They log their data using the TI.
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Convection and the Mantle

For Students 6th - 10th
In this heat transfer worksheet, students review the different types of heat transfer and then review the convection currents in the Earth. This worksheet has 1 true or false, 1 multiple choice, 5 fill in the blank, and 7 short answer...
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Blast Off!

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this word meanings in context worksheet, students read the passage and think about the meanings of the following words in context: shudders, critically, astronauts, procedures, atmosphere, fascinated, and dwarfed. Students then use...
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The History of Life

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Earth's history worksheet, students will complete 5 true or false questions based on the early history of the Earth. Students will match 7 fossil vocabulary words to their definitions. Students will complete 4 short answer...
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Subtraction Word Problems #3

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this subtraction worksheet, students show their word in spaces provided, solving a set of 4 subtraction word problems. Answers are included on page 2.
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The Moon Video with Bill Nye

For Students 5th - 6th
In this moon worksheet, students watch the a Bill Nye movie about the moon then answer thirteen questions about the earth's moon.
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The Moon

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, students complete each of the statements with the correct word or phrase about the moon. Then they identify four ways that scientists believe the moon was formed, selecting one and writing a paragraph...
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Glowing Glimpses of Our Universe

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students will complete hands-on space activities. In this space science lesson plan, students will create a glow-in-the-dark model of the solar system, visit a planetarium, make star pictures, and paint constellations. Activities are...
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Soiled Again

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students propose and perform an experiment using the scientific method. The purpose of the experiment is to discern some earth materials or combinations of earth materials that best increases the pH of "acid rain". From the results of...
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Getting to Know Soil

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars make predictions and analyze soil. In this soil properties lesson plan, students make predictions about soil properties for various soil samples. Young scholars examine the types of soils and record their observations....
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Invisible Force

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use iron filings to enhance the force field around different magnets. For this magnets lesson plan, students see how the Earth's force field is similar to a rectangular magnet.
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Remote Sensing

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders participate in a variety of activities designed to reinforce the concept of light and the electromagnetic spectrum. They research and analyze data from remotely sensed images. They present their findings in a PowerPoint...
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Power Up with Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students read the chart provided to find out other ways they can get energy from nature. Then they follow the directions and respond to each short answer question that follow.
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Large Numbers- the Planets

For Students 4th - 8th
In this writing distances instructional activity, students re-write the chart to show the distance each planet sits from the sun using words rather than numbers, all measurements are in km.
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Rock Around the World

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students take pictures and write a paragraph about a rock they have found. In this rock lesson plan, students also send their information to the Mars Space Flight Facility.
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Hopping Across the Solar System

For Teachers K - 6th
Students role-play and communicate that objects in space have describable properties, locations, and movements. Students identify and communicate effectively that Earth is the third planet from the Sun in the solar system, eight other...
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Ocean Water and Life

For Students 7th - 9th
In this ocean water and life worksheet, students match the vocabulary term with the correct definition. Also, students answer questions by deciding if the statements are true or false. Finally, students complete concepts maps while using...
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See the Wind

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore alternative energy sources. In this wind energy lesson, students will investigate the difference in the speed and smoothness of wind at different altitudes above earth. Students will use kites, helium balloons,...
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What Are Fossils

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this fossils worksheet, students read about archaeology and then complete a crossword. There are 20 spaces in the crossword and answers are provided.
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Planetary Mobile

For Teachers K - 4th
Students receive pre-cut templates of cardboard with appropriate diameters of each planet and the sun. They use multi-colored construction paper, scissors, yarn, and other art supplies to create their own models of planets. When students...

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