This is a 130 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), step by step drawings / diagrams, challenge questions with answers, build a sun dial activity, links, one page homework / classwork, less notes, and more.
-Note-This PowerPoint is embedded in my solar systems basic PowerPoint that I offer on TpT so please do not purchase both.
This PowerPoint begins with some neat images of the Sun, Earth, Moon. The Moon's orbit around the Earth, and shadows from the Sun are addressed. These slides are missing form the preview because they exceeded 5 mb. The axial tilt of the Earth and reference to the seasons is described. Obelisks are described and some warm-up questions for the upcoming activity are asked. An activity about building a Sun Dial to be used outside is described with step by step instructions and visuals. A pin secured in some modeling clay taped to a notebook will also work. The activity has students record the position of the Sun Dial's shadow every 5 minutes for a half hour. Follow-up questions with answers are described. A sunny day is needed for this activity to be successful. A lunar eclipse is described and a step by step drawing unfolds every slide making it easy for the students to follow. Important vocabulary is addressed such as umbra and penumbra. Solar Eclipse follows in similar fashion but includes a bit more such as the Path of Totality. A neat Moon's perspective of the Solar Eclipse is provided. Exciting visuals make this a really neat and educational PowerPoint. The step by step process is key for the students to grasp some difficult concepts.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.
Please visit my other posting on TpT called The Astronomy Topics Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 2830+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 13 page bundled homework / assessment, 10 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 7 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes four PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 38 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. This Unit is a digital download, but requires that you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org after checkout so I can send it to you through another company because it is too large for the TpT uploader. I use another company called PayLoadz.com which can send large files. TpT only sends me your user name on a digital download good so you will need to contact me with your email address so I can send it to you digitally. The cost of this larger unit is $9.99 The unit takes between 40-60 minutes to download once I have sent it to you but this unit is well worth the wait. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Astronomy Topics Full Unit (3000 Slides, HW, Notes, Keys)
Solar System Basics, Sun, (560 Slides)
Inner Planetary Topics Review Game
Sun, Solar Flares, Sun Spots, Star Life Cycles, (170 Slides)
Sun Topics Review Game
Moon, Phases of the Moon with OREO;s Activity, Axial Tilt, Seasons, and More (260 Slides)
Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Make a Sun Dial Lesson
Build a Rocket and Launch, Rocketry, Missions, and More (300 Slides)
Asteroid Belt, Meteors, Meteorites, Craters, Lesson (220 Slides)
Outer Planetary Topics Lesson, HW, Notes and More (500 Slides)
Outer Planetary Topics Review Game
Beyond the Solar System Lesson (700 Slides)
Galaxies, types of Galaxies, Many Links
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, 50,000 Slides and Much More
Areas of Focus in the Astronomy Topics Unit: The Solar System and the Sun, Order of the Planets, Our Sun, Life Cycle of a Star, Size of Stars, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, The Inner Planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Craters, Tides, Phases of the Moon, Mars and Moons, Rocketry, Asteroid Belt, NEOs, The
Torino Scale, The Outer Planets and Gas Giants, Jupiter / Moons, Saturn / Moons, Uranus / Moons, Neptune / Moons, Pluto's Demotion, The Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Comets / Other, Beyond the Solar System, Types of Galaxies, Blackholes, Extrasolar Planets, The Big Bang, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, The Special Theory of Relativity, Hubble Space Telescope, Constellations, and much more. Difficulty Rating 7/10
I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units now as a digital good. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (4600+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license. This is everything you need to run an incredible four year science curriculum on one USB drive. $99.00
If you have any questions or would like to sample a unit for quality please email me and I will gladly assist you any way I can. Thank you for your time and interest in this PowerPoint.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed