Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit

Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit
Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit
Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit
Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit
Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit
Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit
Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit
Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit
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Grade 6-7 Complete Space Unit. This unit includes a full lesson set for a complete introduction to space as well as accompanying activities, movie questions, and tests to evaluate your students' understanding. It further includes a weekly lesson plans to structure your teaching.

Individually, these resources would cost $80 but by purchasing this bundle, you save 45%!

This unit contains:
- 7 Lessons
- 5 Lab Station Activities
- 1 Reading Comprehension Activity
- 1 Model Solar System Activity
- 1 Solar System Research Activity
- 1 Solar System Presentation Activity
- Movie Questions: "The Martian"
- 1 comprehensive test with 2 versions

Lesson 1 - Space - A Grade 6-7 Middle School Introduction

This introductory lesson into Space is geared towards students in grades 6-7 as well as high performing grade 4-5 and lower-level grade 8 and 9 students. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, two embedded videos, examples, discussion lead-ins, and explanations that will keep your students interested throughout. Your lesson bundle includes a teacher and student version in both PowerPoint and PDF formats and a discussion activity that will get your students thinking about the material.

In order, the lesson covers:
- The hugeness of space
- Distances in space
- The vast number of stars
- Space facts
- Voyager 1
- Space travel

Lesson 2 - Our Solar System - A Grade 6-7 Middle School Lesson

This lesson on Our Solar System is geared towards students in grades 6-7 as well as high performing grade 4-5 and lower-level grade 8 and 9 students. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, five embedded videos, examples, discussion lead-ins, and explanations that will keep your students interested throughout. Your lesson bundle includes a teacher and student version in both PowerPoint and PDF formats and a research activity that will get your students thinking about the material.

In order, the lesson covers:
- Our Solar System
- The Sun
- The Inner Planets
- The Outer Planets
- Why was Pluto demoted?
- Observing Stars and Planets
- The Moon

Lesson 3 - Life in Outer Space - A Grade 6-7 Middle School Lesson

This lesson on Life in Outer Space is geared towards students in grades 6-7 as well as high performing grade 4-5 and lower-level grade 8 and 9 students. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, 13 embedded videos, examples, discussion lead-ins, and explanations that will keep your students interested throughout. Your lesson bundle includes a teacher and student version in both PowerPoint and PDF formats.

In order, the lesson covers:
- Human space history
- The ISS
- Eating in space
- Sleeping in space
- Showering in space
- Experiments in space
- The negative effects of microgravity

Lesson 4 - The Life and Death of Stars - A Grade 6-7 Middle School Lesson

This lesson on The Life and Death of Stars is geared towards students in grades 6-7 as well as high performing grade 4-5 and lower-level grade 8 and 9 students. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, 2 embedded videos, examples, discussion lead-ins, and explanations that will keep your students interested throughout. Your lesson bundle includes a teacher and student version in both PowerPoint and PDF formats.

In order, the lesson covers:
- A Star's Beginning
- Nebulae and Protostars
- Fusion
- Low-Mass Stars
- Intermediate-Mass Stars
- Red Giants
- High-Mass Stars
- Supernovas
- Black Holes

Lesson 5 - The Seasons and Earth's Tilt - A Grade 6-7 Middle School Lesson

This lesson on The Seasons and Earth's Tilt is geared towards students in grades 6-7 as well as high performing grade 4-5 and lower-level grade 8 and 9 students. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, one embedded video, examples, discussion lead-ins, and explanations that will keep your students interested throughout. Your lesson bundle includes a teacher and student version in both PowerPoint and PDF formats, a reading, and a Bill Nye video activity that will get your students thinking about the material.

In order, the lesson covers:
- Minds-on
- Earth's
- Rotation
- Tilt
- Revolution
- Inquiry Activity
- Direct vs. Indirect Sunlight
- The Seasons

Lesson 6 - The Moon - A Grade 6-7 Middle School Lesson

This lesson on The Moon is geared towards students in grades 6-7 as well as high performing grade 4-5 and lower-level grade 8 and 9 students. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, four embedded videos, examples, discussion lead-ins, and explanations that will keep your students interested throughout. Your lesson bundle includes a teacher and student version in both PowerPoint and PDF formats and a student lesson outline as a handout.

In order, the lesson covers:
- Minds-on Inquiry
- Moon Stats
- What if we had no Moon?
- Orbit of the Moon
- Rotation of the Moon
- The Dark Side of the Moon
- The Phases of the Moon
- The Tides
- The Moon Illusion

Lesson 7 - Solar and Lunar Eclipses - A Grade 6-7 Middle School Lesson

This lesson on Solar and Lunar Eclipses is geared towards students in grades 6-7 as well as high performing grade 4-5 and lower-level grade 8 and 9 students. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, three embedded videos, examples, discussion lead-ins, and explanations that will keep your students interested throughout. Your lesson bundle includes a teacher and student version in both PowerPoint and PDF formats and a student lesson outline as a handout.

In order, the lesson covers:
- Overview
- Solar Eclipse
- Video and Questions
- Lunar Eclipse
- Online simulation

For Each Lesson

The student versions of the PowerPoints contain multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lessons. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

Our Solar System - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station Activity on Our Solar System and its Production is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- The Sun
- The Inner Planets
- The Outer Planets
- Pluto
- The Moon

Life in Space - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station Activity on Life In Space is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- Life in Outer Space
- Human space history
- The ISS
- The negative effects of microgravity
- Long-term solutions to life in space

Earth's Seasons - 7 Engaging Lab Stations

This fully editable Lab Station on Earth's Seasons and why they occur is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- Earth’s rotation, tilt and revolution
- Solstices and Equinoxes
- Direct and indirect sunlight
- The seasons

The Moon - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station Activity on The Moon and its Phases is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- The Moon
- Orbit and Rotation of the Moon
- The Dark Side of the Moon
- The Phases of the Moon
- The Tides
- The Moon Illusion

Eclipse - Solar and Lunar - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station Activity on Solar and Lunar Eclipses is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- Solar Eclipse
- Lunar Eclipse

For Each Lab Station

How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5 - Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8 - Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.

Bonus Activities: To ensure your students don’t have any downtime between stations, your lab also includes a 10-word word scramble and word search, both with an answer key. You can use them as part of their mark, as a bonus so it’s not mandatory, etc. However you choose to use it, it will ensure that your students are always busy and never idle. Note: For stronger classes, I give the word scramble and for weaker ones, the word search.

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