Solar System Project
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Space Science Unit :Exploring Space This is a complete unit covering solar system, sun, planets, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, stars, moons, and moon phases. This pack includes:
Read Aloud slides to print out or project
Logbook cover and printables
Research project guides and sites
Interactive notebooks are widely used in classroom. If you were to walk in mine today, you would see interactive notebooks for reading, math, and science. The purpose behind these notebooks is to keep students organized and assist in synthesizing lessons taught. It’s common to see vocabulary, notes,
Need a fun, engaging WEEK UNIT with activities to teach about the Sun, Moon and Earth using the Solar Eclipse this year? I have a perfect lesson plan. It covers standards for K-2, models, home connections, collecting data, diagrams, shadows, gravity, links and more! SEE THE PREVIEW
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This pack of 6 math work stations and 7 literacy work stations is a perfect complement to any outer space unit! These games would be the most appropriate for first and second grade classrooms.
Math Work Stations
1. Planet Problems: A Work Station to Practice Critical Thinking Skills involving Numb
Moon Phases - Differentiated Reading Bracelets
Need a fun and easy way to differentiate and teach your students the phases of the moon? Want to have something the students can wear and be reminded of the day's moon phases lesson once they were home? Moon Phases bracelets can make learning way coo
This is a great lesson that covers almost every aspect of the Earth, Moon, and Sun Relationship. From what the Earth's axis is to how seasons are determined, this station activity will keep students engaged from the start! This is a full and comprehensive lesson including all of the teacher task c
Need a fun, engaging lesson with a writing prompt and LARGE class model to teach about the Solar Eclipse this year? I have you covered. This model shows rotation and how the moon gets in the middle of the earth and the sun. SEE THE PREVIEW
Need a fun and simple activity to teach about the Solar Eclipse this year? I have a perfect lesson. You just need these 3 printable hats, 3 volunteers and a flashlight!
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Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Directions with a LESSO
This powerpoint is the game I use as a preview for my solar system unit, and then again as a review for my Solar System test. It's amazing and fun to see their growth from the beginning of the unit to the test :)
Topics included in this game review are:
Need a fun way to get students engaged in out-of-this-world solar system concepts? Download this product and let your students create tri-fold travel brochures to convince their peers to travel to distant planets in our solar system. Instructions include a weblink for student research.
Studying astronomy? Add in a STEM challenge! Build a Moon Lander that will land on the Moon without the astronauts falling out. Simple materials needed: Large and mini marshmallows, straws, dixie cups, index cards, rubber bands (and tape and scissors)
STEM rubric included.
This is a real hit! Give
This science freebie contains a page of cards for each planet. (I've also included Pluto since that's still a hot topic.)
Use these for graphic organizers, review games, centers, etc.
They would make an awesome manipulative for a tree map. Have students work in groups to create the tree map on t
Planets: QR-Code Research Worksheet is a great tool to use for research on an assigned planet, all of the planets, or a student-chosen planet!
In my class, students complete this worksheet before getting together in groups to draw their planet on black bulletin board paper using chalk or pastels.
This PBL activity is perfect for the next Solar Eclipse! Your students will learn about and apply research skills, writing skill, science skills and more during this PBL. It includes text about solar eclipses and 5-10 days of activities. One STEM activity included (building a solar eclipse viewer).
Description: Students will do make observations and record data, do online research, and build models so they may make predictions and conclusions about the movements of objects within the solar system.
Product Details: There are two smaller projects and one culminating project included in this pr
A great way to incorporate creative writing with your solar system unit! The students work in cooperative groups to publish an acrostic poem for each planet. Pictures of project and bulletin board poster included.
*****This file is also part of a larger unit, Solar System Spectacular: Calling all J
Objects in the Sky Close Reading
This 39 page Objects in the Sky close reading mini pack is loaded with relevant content, written comprehension questions, and graphic organizers! In this pack you will find 4 selections to build your students' strategy development within the whole gradual release of
These 8 STEM/STEAM Space activities and challenges are a perfect way to integrate more STEM strategies into a space unit. These activities can be used throughout a unit as each topic is covered (moon phases, planets, orbits, asteroids, constellations, etc.) or at the end
Space Them Mega Pack
This product has all of the "must have" printables to get your classroom ready for a Space Theme.
This product includes:
Space Theme Binder Cover and Rule Pages
Student Passes and Bookmarks
Student Numbers - for cubbies, mailboxes, student work displays, etc.
STEM Straw Rocket Challenge
by: Tiny Space Adventures
This lesson is written as a student-led challenge using the 5-E Instructional Method (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate). All instructions are provided so that the students are able to conduct the activity independently.
This is a complete Project Based Learning (PBL) unit on the 8 major planets in our Solar System. This 4-5 week unit is aligned to both Common Core Standards for writing, speaking and listening, and Arizona State Standards for science and planets. Through this PBL, students will work to select a plan
This lab is an incredibly fun and easy way to teach students about gravity and to record measurements in weight and length/distance. Literally all you need? A little bit of tape and a meter stick... that's it! Students will absolutely understand more about gravity and mass after completing this in
Time Travel through Space History
Space Exploration STEM Activity
2010 Decade – Mars Exploration with Rovers
Have your students read and discuss background information on the 2010 Decade’s Mars Exploration with Rovers and engineer a prototype for a rover. Students will apply the engineering desig
These solar system themed paired texts meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core. These paired text solar system passages also include a comprehension page where students go back into the passages and color or underline their answers with crayons to promote search and find s
This is a culminating project on universal gravitation. We are often short on time for this topic and this menu activity allows students to learn on their own, but it is quick to grade for teachers.
Students select one activity from each row. These range from a bumper sticker to running a simulat
This product is designed to be used with a programmable BEE BOT robot. It's the perfect addition to your science unit on the solar system and the planets. This BEE-BOT product includes 12 planet squares sized 15cm x 15cm. Each square should be cut out and made into a BEE-BOT mat. There is 1 “sta
This is the promt that will guide students as they complete this activity:
You are a Real Estate Agent and you need to prove to the class why they would want to come to your planet. Pick one daily life activity that you would like to show how it is performed on a different planet. (breakfast on Ma
This product contains a template of a fact sheet for each planet. Students use research information to fill in the sheets for the planets. (We used our textbook.) Information that they must find includes number of moons, climate, length of time to rotate and revolve, etc. In my classroom, I broke my
Students can review astronomy in a flash with these 30 question-and-answer flash cards! These are great to use for a cooperative review activity like quiz-quiz-trade or a matching game, or for students to use individually as traditional flash cards.
Click here to save with my 4th grade science flas
The discussion-based, no cutting, no gluing, no ticker-tape solution to geologic time.
If you are tired of yards of ticker-tape and sticky desks or if you just need a way to liven up the geologic timeline, this is for you!
Get students engaged and contemplating when events occurred and talking abou
Spacesuit Backpack Design Challenge
by Tiny Space Adventures
NASA needs more engineers! Are your students up for the task?
Aligned with the STEM 5-E Instructional Method: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.
1. Work in teams, while playing performing the jobs of different kinds of
o Students will construct a 2-d model depicting spring and neap tides during a lunar cycle.
o Students will differentiate between spring and neap tides.
o Students will relate the position of the moon and sun to ocean tides.
o Students will explain how the relative position of the moon a
Students will create a poster of the Electromagnetic Spectrum by copying the provided EM Spectrum onto poster paper, coloring the visible light spectrum, filling in the names of the waves, and labeling the frequency and wavelength as "low" or "high". Answer key included.
I have used this as a coop
Task Moon Phases cards are perfect for science centers, individual work, partner work, test prep, and group games. There are 32 task cards focusing on identifying and ordering the phases of the moon, waxing and waning, rotate vs revolve, the relationship with Earth and the moon, and the axis of ro
I have the students bring in the Oreos and spoons/knives to class. After notes, a YouTube clip or some kind of scaffolding, dis-cuss the directions/procedures with the students. If you don’t print the lab, have the students draw the 8 circles and the sun(See example). Then model how to separate the
This reciprocal learning activity gives students the opportunity to practice identifying and predicting moon phases. It also includes some information on the positions of the Sun and moon as they effect tides. The product also includes some bonus material that students can use prior to this activi
NASA Needs Our Help! is a STEM PBL: a full 2-week lesson plan geared towards elementary level students between 2nd and 4th grade. Using the 7E system for full student comprehension, this packet contains everything you need (besides an imagination!) to engage with your students and have a blast while
I created this file to give my students an authentic learning assessment where they use their research gathered about a particular planet to create their own original 20-question game related to their planet. It can be used for students individually or as a partner or group assignment. Language and
This lab will help students better understand gravity and microgravity. Many students have the misconception that there is no gravity on the moon. This lab models the "Galileo Experiment."
First, engage the students by showing them the experiment conducted on the moon by an astronaut, David Scott.
This is a project that I created to go along with our space unit in a fifth grade classroom. It can be adapted for other grade levels as well. In this project students are to investigate the planets in our solar system. Students are divided into partners to complete research on a particular plane
The Phases of the Moon can be tricky for students! This pack includes three different sets of picture cards.
The first practice set are simple picture and name cards. Students have to match the phase of the moon with its name as well as the definition of waning, waxing, crescent, and gibbous. A
This is a fun game to help students learn about the planets!
This set also contains a list of fun facts for the students to learn about each of the planets, a page that describes a game idea, and a KWL chart.
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STEM Spacewalking Challenge Project Pack
by Tiny Space Adventures
Get ready for some teamwork, higher level thinking, problem solving, engineering design and FUN, HANDS-ON LEARNING at its best!
This lesson uses the STEM 5-E Instructional Method: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.
Are your students learning about the planets? Want to put the learning on them? Split your class into small groups and have them complete a planet research project!
I provided my students with the resources to complete a planet research project and allowed them one of three options to present their
This differentiated unit is great for problem solving in teams or independently. Students must work to solve all of the problems of the universe before traveling back to Earth. This unit includes instructions for building a rocket where the students must solve word problems to find the necessary m
An interactive group activity where students model the seasons and the Earth's place and movement in space. This is a great way for students who learn visually to strengthen their learning on this subject. A worksheet is included to allow students to be assess formatively on this activity.
These task cards were created for an introductory universe unit for a 6th grade classroom but works with any 5th – 7th graders. Focuses are vocabulary, scaling-size of the universe, Milky Way galaxy, constellations and stars (including Alpha Centauri and Polaris), light years, speed of light, ancien
This Star Wars themed file includes 9 STEAM challenges and projects (with accompanying grading rubrics) in relation to planets and the solar system for students to be presented with individually or altogether in a choice board menu format. With the latter option, students are able to choose their o