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Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"Lesson Planet
3rd - 4th
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
Who Won the Space Race?Lesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
How To Clean Up Space JunkLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
NASA tracks around 20,000 pieces of debris orbiting Earth. The garbage humans leave in space cause problems for space exploration, satellites, and communication. One group of scientists hopes to clean up the junk and make this planet...
Can Explosions Work in Space?Lesson Planet
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Would an evil mastermind trying to take over the universe use explosives in space? A video that is part of a larger series approaches this question with physics of course! She explains the role of the atmosphere, the properties of waves,...
Space Station Research ExplorerLesson Planet
4th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Take a trip into outer space from the safety of your classroom. A great addition to the digital library of any science teacher, this reference offers a behind-the-scenes look at the research going at the International Space Station.
Reading and Writing about the Solar SystemLesson Planet
K - 2nd
A superb interdisciplinary approach highlights this lesson which incorporates space science knowledge and narrative skills. After reading The Magic School Bus, two excellent poems, and watching a video, all about our solar system, young...
Is There Gravity In Space?Lesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Does space have its own gravity? And, if so, why do astronauts just float around in the space station? Science sleuths examine the forces acting upon astronauts in the International Space Station with help from the narrator. He...
Bill Nye's Solar Powered SpacecraftLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
It keeps going, and going, and going ... how does the Juno space probe have enough power to travel to Jupiter? Junior astronauts use a THNKR "Why with Nye!" video to discover solar-powered science with the one and only Bill Nye. Topics...
Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?Lesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
Satellites, Shuttles, and Space Stations: Satellites in OrbitLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Blast off! How do satellites, space shuttles, and space stations escape Earth's gravity and achieve orbit? Young astronauts study rocket science (literally) with an interactive lesson. They discover the four main uses for satellites, how...
Cereal Bowl Science and Other Investigations with the NewspaperLesson Planet
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What do cereal, fog, and space shuttles have to do with newspapers? A collection of science investigations encourage critical thinking using connections to the various parts of the newspaper. Activities range from building origami seed...
Creating a Space Exploration InfrastructureLesson Planet
7th CCSS: Adaptable
What will it take to explore space? Teams of pupils determine the needs of a lunar outpost and research the required systems. The pupils then learn about the past space exploration vehicles. The third and final lesson challenges project...