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Build a Solar System
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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:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
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Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Exploratorium
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Exploratorium
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Hipschman, Ron
Ron Hipschman
The Exploratorium
Building a Skyscraper of Newspapers
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Building a Skyscraper of Newspapers

This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners ... (more)

This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to discover how changing the shape of a material such as newspaper can create a stronger building material, then build a model of a skyscraper using the adapted material. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Earth, Earth's Moon and Mars Balloons
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Earth, Earth's Moon and Mars Balloons

This is an activity about planetary sizes and distances. Learners will construct ... (more)

This is an activity about planetary sizes and distances. Learners will construct a scale model of the Earth, Earth’s Moon and Mars in relation to each other using balloons. They will use this model to predict distances and reflect on how scientists use models to construct explanations through the scientific process. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notesand vocabulary. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Galileo 1/45 Scale Model
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Galileo 1/45 Scale Model

This scale model of the Galileo spacecraft is constructed of paper card ... (more)

This scale model of the Galileo spacecraft is constructed of paper card stock and a sheet of printer transparency. By assembling the model, students will learn the components and features of the real spacecraft. The real Galileo was one of the most complex robotic spacecraft ever flown. It completed its mission and was flown into Jupiter's atmosphere in September 2003. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Provider Set:
NASA
Jump to Jupiter
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Jump to Jupiter

This is a lesson about the size and scale of the planets ... (more)

This is a lesson about the size and scale of the planets in the solar system. Learners will help create and then navigate an outdoor course of the traditional planets (including dwarf planet Pluto), which are represented by small common objects. By counting the jumps needed to reach each object, learners experience firsthand the vast scale of our solar system. The activity should be done in a large outdoor area. This activity is part of Explore! Jupiter's Family Secrets, a series designed to engage children in space and planetary science in libraries and informal learning environments. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
NASA
Our Place in Our Galaxy
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Our Place in Our Galaxy

In this fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity, learners construct a model ... (more)

In this fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity, learners construct a model of our place in the Milky Way Galaxy and the distribution of stars, with a quarter and some birdseed. This is a great introduction to the distances of objects in the universe. This activity was designed for use with sky-viewing telescopes but can be adapted to many venues. The PDF contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, background information, and ready-to-print activity handouts. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Night Sky Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Saturn Educator Guide
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Saturn Educator Guide

This educators guide uses NASA's mission to Saturn (Cassini-Huygens) as real-world motivational ... (more)

This educators guide uses NASA's mission to Saturn (Cassini-Huygens) as real-world motivational context for learning fundamental, standards-based concepts in science. It includes six constructivist lessons, an FAQ, and a variety of connections to art, literature, and mythology. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Space Science Institute
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Space Science Institute
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Size And Scale
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Size And Scale

In this lesson students will learn to under understand the following: 1) ... (more)

In this lesson students will learn to under understand the following: 1) The relative sizes of bodies in our solar system affect life on Earth. 2) Using mathematical proportions, we can create scale models of parts of our solar system. 3) Making a scale model of the entire solar system is problematic because the distances in space are so great that even a very small scale model would be too large to be practical. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Discovery Education
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Discovery Education
Internet Scout Project
Testing with Models
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Testing with Models

In this video segment from Cyberchase, learn about the importance of creating ... (more)

In this video segment from Cyberchase, learn about the importance of creating a model as the CyberSquad designs a giant Trojan Ducky that will help them enter a fort without being noticed. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
WNET
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