Earth and Moon Scaled Model Space Investigation

Earth and Moon Scaled Model Space Investigation
Earth and Moon Scaled Model Space Investigation
Earth and Moon Scaled Model Space Investigation
Earth and Moon Scaled Model Space Investigation
Earth and Moon Scaled Model Space Investigation
Earth and Moon Scaled Model Space Investigation
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This 35-page file will help you teach a hands-on space lesson about the size and distance of Earth and our moon!

The only materials needed for this investigation include:
- 1 ball of play-dough for each student (cheap and easy recipe for DIY play-dough included!)
- 1 ruler or meter stick for each student
- trash bags to cover your floor if you have carpet (optional, but recommended)

Included in this packet are the following:
- 1 page of notes to you, which include the standard (TEK, because I teach in Texas) I teach with this lesson
- 2 pages of a cheap and easy homemade play-dough recipe
- 4 pages of a lesson plan with an "I can" statement, an essential question, step-by-step procedure for the activity, and evaluation piece
- 8 explanation pages (to show to students) about how and why scientists make scaled models to represent objects in our world
- 18 pages (to show to students) that give instructions for how to do the scaled Earth/moon activity and pose questions for students to answer in a science notebook or in a whole-class discussion
- 1 page follow-up activity that asks students to draw the objects in our solar system in the correct order with the appropriate color
- 1 page of blank template so that you can write your own questions or prompts by using the "desktop annotate" feature in ActivInspire or screenshotting the page and importing into a photo-editing application

This is a great activity for teaching students more about how scientists use and make models, and about the vast size of our solar system.
Total Pages
35 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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