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123 reviewed resources for inner outer planets

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Fractions in Space

For Students 7th - 9th
In this fractions in space worksheet, students solve 4 problems where they find ratios of orbit periods of satellites, they find the ratio of Neptune's and Pluto's periods, they determine the location of the planets after 5 opposition...
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Meteorites

For Teachers 1st - 11th
Young scholars model how meteors fall to the surface of planets. In this space science lesson, students identify different types of meteorites using an interactive online website. They investigate the relationship between a meteorite's...
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What is Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have only inhabited Earth for a short part of its existence. An online resource explains how scientists use clues from rocks and fossils to piece together information about Earth prior to humans. The online instruction includes...
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Try This On For Size!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students view a video to gather information about our solar system. They create models of the planets to scale and place them in scale relative to their distances from the sun. They also visit a planetarium or use the internet to gather...
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Exploring Our Solar System #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine the different theories on how our solar system was formed. They discover the order of the nine planets. They also identify the surface features of each planet.
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The Discovery of the Solar System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the ideas behind the heliocentric theory of Copernicus. They examine about retrograde motion of the planets as they move around the sun. They study astronomers who include Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo.
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Can Photosynthesis Occur at Saturn?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the different requirements for photosynthesis to take place. In this space science lesson, students simulate conditions in Saturn to investigate if photosynthesis is possible there. They use data and observations...
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The Discovery of the Solar System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the observed motion of the planets. The inner ones move back-and-forth across the position of the Sun, while the outer ones usually advance in one direction, but with occasional temporary reversals known as "retrograde...
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Compare Numbers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this number comparisons worksheet, students use the table to complete the number comparison problems. The table contains information about the planets and their diameters.
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Beginnings of Life

For Students 10th - 12th
Continuing where he left off in the previous video, Sal explains that life began after the heavy bombardment 3.8-4 billion years ago. He defines the earliest forms of unicellular life forms including bacteria, archaea, and eukaryote and...
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Exploring the Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Your students can learn more about our solar system with these lesson plan ideas.
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Nebular Theory-Origin of the Solar System

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Nebular Theory worksheet, students are given diagrams of the stages that occurred in the formation of the solar system. They order the diagrams based on the occurrences of each event and answer twelve questions about the Nebular...
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Using Bloom's Taxonomy in Science

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Help your students internalize knowledge by creating activities that utilize higher level thinking skills.
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once and future MOON

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Beyond the phases of the moon, this comprehensive lesson plan covers geologic history and geology. Amateur astronauts examine photos of the lunar landscape, experiment with the creation of craters, and delve into information about the...
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Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to...
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Rain Forest

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the Amazon tropical rain forest. In this rain forest lesson, students discuss the Manu Biosphere reserve and watch a video about conserving the rain forest. Students create mobiles for the rainforest that includes research...
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What is the Solar System?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils study the solar system. In this solar system lesson plan, students create graphic organizers, and participate in class demonstrations illustrating size and distance within the solar system.
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Inside the Earth

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Earth learning exercise, students answer questions about the Earth's crust, the mantle of the Earth and the core of the Earth.
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A Mathematical Model of the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th
In this mathematical model of the sun worksheet, students read about the way scientists use the sun's radius and mass to determine a mathematical model of the sun using the volume of a sphere, and the relationship between density, volume...
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Reading Comprehension Sheet #8: Neptune

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students use the information from the worksheet about Neptune. Students then answer 5 questions about the information.
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Why Earthquakes Occur

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earthquake worksheet, students learn about why earthquakes occur. After reading the information, they answer the 12 questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
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Spitzer Sees a New Ring Around Saturn

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Saturn's rings learning exercise, students read about the Spitzer telescope that detected a new ring around Saturn. Students solve 6 problems including determining the formula for the area of a circle, finding the volume of the...
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Astronomy Teamwork

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work together in groups to complete an astronomy project. In the classroom, they find real objects to represent various objects in the solar system. After going outside, they practice using a distance scale and use their...
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Earth Science: The Structure of the Earth

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students identify and complete activities about the structure of the Earth. In this Earth structure lesson plan, students view a Powerpoint about the Earth's layers and complete a diagram. students compare temperatures in the Earth's...