# Keyword: Solar System (325)

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# Archimedean spiral

This is a solar system (earth, moon and sun) made out of ... (more)

This is a solar system (earth, moon and sun) made out of the spiral of Archimedes. Please, hit play to watch the animation. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Simulations
Collection:
GeoGebraTube
Institution:
GeoGebra
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# An Artistic View of Outer Space

This is an art lesson easily integrated by art specialists or classroom ... (more)

This is an art lesson easily integrated by art specialists or classroom teachers into any thematic unit that involves space, the solar system, or science fiction and is adaptable for students in grades 2 through 6. It incorporates the use of art materials such as oil pastels and compasses and the design concepts of shape and balance in a composition as well as providing the students with a fun and creative way to explore areas of geometry and science. This lesson is especially useful for classroom teachers who are aware of how art, when integrated into the classroom curriculum, can help students with different learning styles explore a variety of subjects in a way that will help them maximize the learning experience. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Institution:
LEARN NC
Author:
Karen Canfield
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# Asteroids

In this lesson, students learn some basic facts about asteroids in our ... (more)

In this lesson, students learn some basic facts about asteroids in our solar system. The main focus is on the size of asteroids and how that relates to the potential danger of an asteroid colliding with the Earth. Students are briefly introduced to the destruction that would ensue should a large asteroid hit, as it did 65 million years ago. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Institution:
Author:
Brian Kay
Janet Yowell
Karen King

# The Aster's Hoity Toity Belt (Educator Activities (PDF))

"The Aster's Hoity-Toity Belt," a compelling tale set in the Great Carousel ... (more)

"The Aster's Hoity-Toity Belt," a compelling tale set in the Great Carousel of the Skies, tells of two friends, the gentle giant Ceres and feisty Vesta, as they find their place in the skyberhood. In addition to a supplemental activity, the Aster's story is available as a booklet handout, a story with space for imaginative illustrations and a version with learning notations. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Collection:
NASA Solar System Exploration
Institution:
NASA
No Strings Attached

# The Aster's Hoity Toity Belt (Illustrator's Version (PDF))

"The Aster's Hoity-Toity Belt," a compelling tale set in the Great Carousel ... (more)

"The Aster's Hoity-Toity Belt," a compelling tale set in the Great Carousel of the Skies, tells of two friends, the gentle giant Ceres and feisty Vesta, as they find their place in the skyberhood. In addition to a supplemental activity, the Aster's story is available as a booklet handout, a story with space for imaginative illustrations and a version with learning notations. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Collection:
NASA Solar System Exploration
Institution:
NASA
No Strings Attached

# The Aster's Hoity Toity Belt (Main Page)

"The Aster's Hoity-Toity Belt," a compelling tale set in the Great Carousel ... (more)

"The Aster's Hoity-Toity Belt," a compelling tale set in the Great Carousel of the Skies, tells of two friends, the gentle giant Ceres and feisty Vesta, as they find their place in the skyberhood. In addition to a supplemental activity, the Aster's story is available as a booklet handout, a story with space for imaginative illustrations and a version with learning notations. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Collection:
NASA Solar System Exploration
Institution:
NASA
No Strings Attached

# Back of the Envelope Calculations: Comparing Jupiter with Earth

Below, you'll see a drawing of Jupiter showing the Great Red Spot, ... (more)

Below, you'll see a drawing of Jupiter showing the Great Red Spot, as well as several of the dark scars, like enormous black eyes, left as a result of the impact of fragments of the comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1994. If you were to cut out a circle that represented the Earth at the same scale, how big would you make the circle? (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teach the Earth (SERC)
Institution:
SERC
Author:
Barbara Tewksbury
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# Bacteria Ballistics

On August 7, 1996, a chunk of rock made front-page news. It ... (more)

On August 7, 1996, a chunk of rock made front-page news. It was a meteorite from Mars that was believed to contain fossils of one-celled life forms. Although that particular claim is still the subject of much debate, scientists are still intrigued by the possibility that microbes from Mars may have once seeded the Earth. In this Science Update, you'll hear about an unusual experiment that could help provide the answer. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Institution:
AAAS

# Beyond the Milky Way

When we look at the night sky, we see stars and the ... (more)

When we look at the night sky, we see stars and the nearby planets of our own solar system. Many of those stars are actually distant galaxies and glowing clouds of dust and gases called nebulae. The universe is an immense space with distances measured in light years. The more we learn about the universe beyond our solar system, the more we realize we do not know. Students are introduced to the basic known facts about the universe, and how engineers help us explore the many mysteries of space. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Institution:
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jane Evenson
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sam Semakula

# Blazing Gas

Students are introduced to our Sun as they explore its composition, what ... (more)

Students are introduced to our Sun as they explore its composition, what is happening inside it, its relationship to our planet (our energy source), and the ways engineers help us learn about it. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Institution:
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Geoffrey Hill
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd

# Breathing Machine

In this activity, learners work in teams to construct human lung models ... (more)

In this activity, learners work in teams to construct human lung models from small plastic beverage bottles and balloons. Learners use the models to investigate how movements of the diaphragm cause lungs to inflate. This activity can be enhanced by sharing the "Health Hazards of Lunar Dust" Podcast with learners (see related resource link). This resource includes background information and variation ideas. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
BioEdOnline
Institution:
Baylor College of Medicine
Author:
Barbara Z. Tharp
Judith Dresden
Nancy P. Moreno

# Build a Satellite to Orbit the Moon!

In this team design challenge, learners design and build a satellite to ... (more)

In this team design challenge, learners design and build a satellite to orbit the Moon using candy. The satellite must fall within certain size and mass limits, carry some combination of cameras, gravity probes, and heat sensors to look at or probe the MoonŰŞs surface, and withstand a 1-meter Drop Test without any parts falling off of it. This lesson guide includes notes for facilitators, a design story, and worksheets. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Collection:
NASA
Institution:
NASA
No Strings Attached

# Build a Solar System

In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System ... (more)

In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the real definition of "space." Learners use the online calculator to create an appropriate scale to use as a basis for their model. Once learners have their scaled measurements (diameters and distances), then they can walk and "pace out" the solar system by marking sticks or flags in the ground. Learners can also build a solar system on a roll of toilet paper or receipt paper. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Exploratorium
Institution:
The Exploratorium
Author:
Ron Hipschman

# Building a Magic Carpet

In this activity (page 89 of the PDF), learners compare and contrast ... (more)

In this activity (page 89 of the PDF), learners compare and contrast pitch and roll motions by using a Magic Carpet maze similar to one that was used for Neurolab investigations about microgravity. The lesson guide, part of NASA's "The Brain in Space: A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Neuroscience," includes background information, evaluation strategies, and handouts. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
BioEdOnline
Institution:
Baylor College of Medicine
Author:
Bernice R. McLean
Marlene Y. MacLeish
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# CK-12 Earth Science (CA Textbook)

CK-12 users should treat this FlexBook as an online textbook for Earth ... (more)

CK-12 users should treat this FlexBook as an online textbook for Earth Science courses. This FlexBook underwent a thorough review conducted by practicing teachers, domain experts, copyeditors, and technical editors. It can be used in its current form, "flexed" (customized), and/or printed by the user. CK-12 supports feedback on all of its FlexBooks so that they can be continually improved and updated, while remaining aligned with state standards and curriculum guidelines.This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
CK-12 FlexBook
Institution:
CK-12 Foundation
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