Comprehensive 10 Day Space Packet with test

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***Sequencing error corrected and answer key added to the Space I Have/Who Has cards vocabulary game on 11-17-15. Please re-download or email (include your TPT name) for an updated file. We apologize for any problems this caused.***

Thank you for your interest and purchase in this comprehensive space-themed curriculum. Your packet includes 10 days worth of PowerPoint slides, a corresponding worksheets for your students, review sheets, labs, demonstrations, calendar cards, bell questions sheets, exit question cards, manipulative card sets, a set of task cards, writing prompts, I Have/Who Has vocabulary game cards, and a test with key.

The files are PowerPoint 2007 and PDFs in a zip file. The PowerPoint slides are compatible with Windows 7/Power Point 2007 or later.
Please read the Space Overview first. The PowerPoint slides and worksheets are broken down by subject to help with flexibility in teaching. Packet is appropriate for 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, and homeschool students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at Thank you!

Below is the suggested timeline for your curriculum:
Day 1 – History of Science
9 PowerPoint slides
2 page corresponding worksheet
Fill in Timeline of Space Exploration activity

Day 2 – The Sun
7 PowerPoint slides
1 page corresponding worksheet
Coffee Filter Sun lab

Day 3 – The Planets
17 PowerPoint slides
1 page corresponding worksheet
Diagram of the Planets activity

Day 4 – The Planets (continued)
Planet Postcard activity
8 PowerPoint slides (answers for review sheet)
Review Sheet (can be used as a quiz)

Day 5 – The Moon
6 PowerPoint slides
1 page corresponding worksheet
Phases of the Moon demonstration

Day 6 – The Moon (continued)
Cookie Phases of the Moon Lab
Review Sheet
5 PowerPoint slides (answers for review sheet)

Day 7 – Rotation vs. Revolution & Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
12 PowerPoint slides (includes Venn diagram answers for review sheet)
2 page corresponding worksheet
Review Sheet

Day 8 – Eclipses; Lunar and Solar Eclipses demonstration; Tides
19 PowerPoint slides
2 page corresponding worksheet
1 page demonstration on eclipses

Day 9 – Football Field Solar System Lab OR Drawing the Solar System Lab* (both included)
5 PowerPoint slides (instructions for both labs included)

Day 10 – Comprehensive test with key
2 PowerPoint slides

Supplemental materials -
28 I Have/Who Has vocabulary game cards
24 Task Cards with key
Bell question sheet
Exit question cards
Planets Manipulative Cards
Phases of the Moon Manipulative Cards
Calendar cards

Each PowerPoint slide set starts with a bell question to activate learning and ends with an exit question to quickly assess students. Sheets for both of these are included. The slides correspond directly to the worksheets, and the information that needs to be written down is underlined on the slides. Slides are designed so that all the information does not appear at once and continues by clicking through the program at the appropriate pace. The answers for the reviews are included in the PowerPoint slides, and the labs have corresponding procedure slides.

There are supplemental materials including 24 task cards, I Have/Who Has vocabulary game cards, 2 sets of manipulatives, and 2.5 inch square calendar cards.

Manipulative cards sets are intended to be printed as needed, laminated, and used for reinforcement. For example, the planet card sets can be used to put in order of distance from the sun, size order, increasing number of planets, determining which have rings, etc. The questions you can ask (or your students can ask their peers) are endless.

Twenty-four task cards are included to be set up as stations or centers where the students move through in order to reinforce concepts. This is also a great opportunity to use manipulative cards as additional centers.

I Have/Who Has cards is a fun way to quickly test the students’ vocabulary. Print, cut, and laminate the cards. Twenty-eight vocabulary words or phrases and their definitions have been selected from this curriculum. Pass out ALL the cards to your students, even if it means some of your students have two cards. Select a student to start the game by reading the “Who Has” (definition) portion of his or her card. The student with the corresponding “I Have” (term) portion responds and reads the “Who Has” on the same card. This continues until all 28 cards have been read and the student who started the game ends it. Timing the classes to see which one is the fastest is an enjoyable way to foster some good-natured competition.

While this download is designed to be turn-key with minimal changes, please keep in mind that all schools are different regarding standards focus, class-period time, etc. If you have questions, concerns, or catch a typo (hopefully not!), please feel free to contact us at Also, please take a moment to review this after use. We hope you find this useful in your classroom! Thank you!

Kristen and Elizabeth
The Science Shoppe

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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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