Search Results (245)

View
Selected filters:
  • Solar System
Creating the Solar System  step by step
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

The goal of this lesson is to encourage the clarification and understanding ...

The goal of this lesson is to encourage the clarification and understanding of the processes involved in the creation of our solar system. The lesson is part of a larger unit of astronomy which addresses the MA Science Curriculum Framework Standard concerning gravity and its' role in the formation of the planets, stars, and the solar system. The lesson is a springboard to other standards including; describing the layers of the earth lithosphere, mantle, and core, and differentiating among radiation, convection, and conduction- heat transfer in the earth's system. The lesson begins with a lecture describing the complex process of creation from molecular cloud to planetesimals to planets to organized solar system. The lecture is followed up with a draw/write activity in which the students are required to put in pictures or writing their interpretation of the series of steps that have been presented. The activity involves the students, working in pairs to create a visual model of one of the steps in the series. Their phase in the process will be assigned and the class as a whole will be creating a timeline in entirety. It is important to make clear that this process is not linear but certain steps overlap. In addition, this process is ongoing and is occurring in many places in the universe even today.

Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Karen Curtin
Dawn Mission Video
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

Leonard Nimoy narrates this animated 13-minute glimpse of NASA's Dawn mission that ...

Leonard Nimoy narrates this animated 13-minute glimpse of NASA's Dawn mission that was launched in October 2007. The movie features a look into the planning, instrumentation and technological challenges of this mission into the heart of the asteroid belt.

Subject:
Engineering
Astronomy
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Deadly Moons
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

From Earth’s moon to Europa, our solar system is filled with interesting ...

From Earth’s moon to Europa, our solar system is filled with interesting set of natural satellites. Through art and science, children learn about moons of our solar system with the Deadly Moons activity.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Deirdre Kelleghan
Deadly Moons Activity
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

In this activity, children learn through art and science about the moons ...

In this activity, children learn through art and science about the moons of our Solar System.The term 'Deadly', comes from the response of young Irish children who first did this activity. Moons that look like flying saucers, moons with volcanoes, moons that explode and shoot frozen water hundreds of kilometres into space, were considered so awesome they were 'deadly'. In this activity children view and then vote for the 'deadliest moon'. They then draw that moon from a still image on a screen. The main objective of Deadly Moons is to combine the goals/methods of learning through art and science, to foster the skills of observation and recording the many moons in the solar system and at the same time stimulate an appreciation of their beauty and wonder, to inspire children to investigate further the bodies within our solar system.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
UNAWE
Provider Set:
EU Universe Awareness
Author:
Deirdre Kelleghan
Design Your Alien
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them ...

Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them to other worlds within our Solar System. Use creative thinking to design an alien life form suited for specific environmental conditions on an extra-terrestrial world within our Solar System.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Sarah Roberts
Destination Outer Space
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students acquire a basic understanding of the science and engineering of space ...

Students acquire a basic understanding of the science and engineering of space travel as well as a brief history of space exploration. They learn about the scientists and engineers who made space travel possible and briefly examine some famous space missions. Finally, they learn the basics of rocket science (Newton's third law of motion), the main components of rockets and the U.S. space shuttle, and how engineers are involved in creating and launching spacecraft.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Denise W. Carlson
Geoff Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Sam Semakula
TeachEngineering.org
Divining Water on Europa
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

This news article discusses data on Jupiter's moon Europa returned by NASA's ...

This news article discusses data on Jupiter's moon Europa returned by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft and the possibility that an ocean of liquid water might exist on Europa and, with it, the possiblilty for extraterrestrial life.

Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
NASA
Does the Moon Rotate?
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models ...

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same amount of time it takes to make one orbit around the Earth. The Moon experiences day and night, but each day lasts about 14 Earth days, as does each night. The pdf contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, and links to background information.

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Night Sky Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Dry Ice Comet
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct ...

In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the comet nucleus, coma, and tails. This activity introduces learners to the structure of comets and the interactions between comets and our Sun.

Subject:
Life Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
National Science Foundation
TERC
Dunking the Planets
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This is a demonstration about the density of the planets. Learners will ...

This is a demonstration about the density of the planets. Learners will compare the relative sizes and masses of scale models of the planets as represented by fruits and other foods. They will then dunk the "planets" in water to highlight the fact that even a large, massive planet - such as Saturn - can have low density. They discuss how a planet's density is related to whether it is mainly made up of rock or gas. 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.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
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
Earth Science
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This textbook was adapted from CK-12 textbooks and supports the Utah science ...

This textbook was adapted from CK-12 textbooks and supports the Utah science standards for Earth Science. Chapters include The Universe, Inside Earth, The Atmosphere, The Hydrosphere, and People and the Planet. 352 pages.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Geology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Utah Open Textbooks
Earth and Moon
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students are asked to compare and contrast the earth and the moon. ...

Students are asked to compare and contrast the earth and the moon. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Eclipse Flipbook
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

In this activity, learners make flipbooks of drawings showing the progression of ...

In this activity, learners make flipbooks of drawings showing the progression of a Total Solar Eclipse. Learners can use images of an eclipse or have lenticulars available so they can observe the real thing. Learners can also hypothesize about the appearance of the corona.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
NASA
Eclipses and Moon Phases
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

Students explore how eclipses happen and why Einstein needed a total eclipse ...

Students explore how eclipses happen and why Einstein needed a total eclipse to image stars near the Sun. For middle school.

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
Imagine the Universe
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA Wavelength
Author:
James Lochner, Ph.D.
Elements and You
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

In this activity (page 4 and 9 of PDF), learners use beads ...

In this activity (page 4 and 9 of PDF), learners use beads to represent elements and determine of what the universe is made. Learners hypothesize about the most abundant element in the universe and then participate in a counting experiment, sampling the universal trail mix (where each bead color represents a different element present in the universe), to estimate the bulk composition of the universe.

Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
NASA
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Earth and Space Science consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by ...

Earth and Space Science consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by print and Web materials that provide in-class activities and homework explorations. Real-world examples, demonstrations, animations, still graphics, and interviews with scientists compose content segments that are intertwined with in-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand. Each program also features an elementary school teacher and his or her students exploring the topic using exemplary science curricula. Use the complete course for teacher education or professional development, or individual programs for content review. The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K-6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today's standards-based curricula. The series of courses will include Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Geology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
Annenberg Learner