This is a 170 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), step by step drawing of a stars life cycle, neat class singing activity, great video links, two page homework, lesson notes, answer keys,and much more.
Note-This lesson is part of my Solar System Basics lesson so please do not purchase this one if you have already purchased my solar system lesson.
This PowerPoint begins by asking the students what shape the Sun is? They reply round, the PowerPoint then shows a morphing sphere that changes shape. The students are then asked if you could pick-up the Sun if you were a heat resistant giant. They then learn how the Sun is Plasma and would be difficult to pick up. Some notes about how the Sun represents 99.8% of the Solar System by mass is described. Some really neat Solar Flares are shown and Sun Spots with relative size of the Earth. The Planets are then compared to the size of the Sun. After some discussion about energy flow on Earth, the composition is described in a step by step process. Plasma is discussed in greater detail. The nuclear process is shown briefly. The Life Cycles of Stars are then shown in a step by step process. A detailed step by step drawing including Super-Nova and blackholes are shown for Super Massive Stars, as well as Red Gain to Stellar Ejections to White Dwarfs for Medium Sized Stars. Stars are then compared to each other to see the enormous size of Stars. This is a really neat PowerPoint that is full or great images. The entire PowerPoint is one step at a time. Please see my Entire Astronomy Unit that I offer on TpT before purchasing this PowerPoint.
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
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 3000+ 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. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
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.
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