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Activity
Education World

Every Day Edit - Neptune's Discovery

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the discovery of Neptune. The errors range from grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Charting Neptune's Realm:

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore how to construct and interpret maps and globes and find information about people, places, regions, and environments.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Solar System

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this online interactive Solar System instructional activity, students access a specific website to locate the multiple choice answers to 4 questions dealing with the Solar System. Students answer 3 short answer questions and draw a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Charting Neptune's Realm: Profiles

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars identify and describe the importance of nautical profiles in early navigation. They draw a profile of a street or mall and explore the effectiveness of different types of directions.
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Lesson Plan
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University of Colorado

Space Travel Guide

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Neptune takes 164.8 Earth years to travel around the sun. In the fifth of 22 lessons, young scientists create a travel guide to a planet in our solar system. They provide tips for others on what to bring, what they see, and their...
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Handout
Mr. Hill's Science Website

Solar System Fact Sheet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic, educational handout packed with information and facts not only about the planets in our solar system, but also regarding major moons and their surface features, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

CHARTING NEPTUNE'S REALM

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students design a twenty-first century book cover based on the concepts and designs of the eighteenth century.
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Lesson Plan
Voyage Solar System

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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Activity
Star Date

Astronomy Day from McDonald Observatory Solar System Scale Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Add a visual aid to your solar system lessons. Enthusiastic astronomers create a model depicting the nine planets and their distance from the sun. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Sharks and Fishes

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students explain the role of the school of fish as the prey and the shark as the predator, as they participate in the game Sharks and Fishes. They demonstrate quick physical movement, and trickery, by sucessfully staying away from the...
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University of Colorado

Rings and Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Galileo first observed Saturn's rings in 1610. Through the use of a flashlight and baby powder, classes see how they can observe the rings of the outer planets from far away. Another demonstration shows how these rings, made of ice and...
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University of Colorado

Terra Bagga

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Earth's magnetic poles switch positions about every 200,000—300,000 years. In the activity, groups create a planet with a magnetic field. Once made, they use a magnetometer to determine the orientation of the planet's magnetic field....
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Lesson Plan
University of Colorado

Terra Bagga

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
One way to identify possible volcanic activity on other planets is by testing the planet for magnetism. A science lesson begins with pupils constructing their own planet from a dead battery, magnets, paper, and tape before labeling the...
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Curated OER

Exploring the Planets

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study robotic spacecrafts that have provided detailed information about the inner and outer planets. In this exploring the planets lesson plan, students use posters and diagrams to study the various robotic spacecraft sent to...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Solar System Cloze Activity

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this cloze activity worksheet, students read the passage about the Solar System. Students use the 14 words in the word bank to help them complete the passage.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Ocean Collage

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners re-create an image from a marine life scene. They are given a single square of the entire picture to focus on. When all squares are completed, the picture is assembled.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Planets

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Readers are asked to identify the main ideas and supporting ideas in a passage about the eight planets in our solar system. 
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Activity
Education World

Every Day Edit - Pluto, the Dwarf Planet

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the planet Pluto. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

THE GULF STREAM

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore how to describe the Gulf Stream, how Benjamin Franklin charted it, and correctly plot it on a map.
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App
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Vosonos

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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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Solar System Model

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How many planets can you name? Did you get all 13 in our solar system, including the dwarf planets, or were you surprised when you read there are 13 planets? The lesson helps scholars understand the scale of the universe including the...
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Planet Line-Ups

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should Pluto be considered a planet or a dwarf planet? Scholars research planets in our solar system to understand their similarities and differences. It also includes memory activities related to the order of the planets. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Swim Like a Whale or Fish?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students recognize the difference between whales and fish by categorizing them according to their method of swimming. They synthesize this information by simulating the swimming patterns of whales and fish and comparing it to their own.