This is a two part 700 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built-in hands on activities with OREOS, step by step drawings of a solar and lunar eclipse, sun dial lesson with worksheet, challenge questions with answers, built-in review opportunities, video links, two page homework, two pages of worksheets that follow the slideshow for classwork, answer keys, lesson notes, and much more.
This lesson aligns to the Next Generation Science Standards. See preview for more information.
Note-This PowerPoint is included in my Inner Planetary Topics Lesson, and includes my solar eclipse lesson that I offer on TpT so please do not purchase those lessons if purchasing this one.
Part I: This PowerPoint begins discussing Earth with some quick facts and dimensions. The shape of the earth is described and students need to choose between perfect sphere, or elliptical sphere. Theories on how the moon formed are addressed. How the earth was impacted is shown with a series of slides showing an impact event causing the axial tilt and moon formation. A series of video links are provided about the moon formation. Each video is only a few minutes. The Axial tilt of earth and it's connection to the seasons is addressed. The scale of the earth and moon is described with their distances from each other. Why we only see one side of the moon is described and video link to the synchronous orbit of the earth and moon. The far side of the moon is revealed and then the orbit of the moon around the Earth is described. The fact that the moon is getting further away each year is addressed, and the point at which it will stabilize is described. Our Sun becomes a Red Giant and engulfs the Earth and the Moon in a funny set of slides. Phases of the Moon are described and students create a step by step diagram / drawing of these Phases. An actual image of the correct phase of the moon accompanies each step of the drawing process. Several challenge based questions have the students put their diagrams to work. An activity follows which has the students create the phases of the moon with OREO cookies. Students place cookies on a paper plate and scrape away the white filling. They then label all of the cookies to the correct phase of the moon. Directions and visuals to complete the activity are included. Students at the end jumble the cookies and try to place them to the correctly labeled location. A link to a lunar calender has students seeing the phase of the moon at different years in the future. Tides are then described in a series of slides. Another step by step diagram creates both a Spring and Neap Tide. Tidal Bores are discussed. Students also visit and learn how to read a tide chart. Phase of the moon is revisited on the Tide Chart. Tidal energy is briefly discussed and craters on the Moon. This is a really neat PowerPoint and the step by step process with images make learning difficult concepts and processes easy. Please see my entire Astronomy Unit that I offer on TpT before purchasing this PowerPoint.
Part II: This part of the PowerPoint begins with some neat images of the Sun, Earth, Moon. The Moon's orbit around the Earth, and shadows from the Sun are addressed. The axial tilt of the Earth and reference to the seasons is described. Obelisks are described and some warm-up questions for the upcoming activity are asked. An activity about building a Sun Dial to be used outside is described with step by step instructions and visuals. A pin secured in some modeling clay taped to a notebook will also work. The activity has students record the position of the Sun Dial's shadow every 5 minutes for a half hour. Follow-up questions with answers are described. A sunny day is needed for this activity to be successful. A lunar eclipse is described and a step by step drawing unfolds every slide making it easy for the students to follow. Important vocabulary is addressed such as umbra and penumbra. Solar Eclipse follows in similar fashion but includes a bit more such as the Path of Totality. A neat Moon's perspective of the Solar Eclipse is provided. Exciting visuals make this a really neat and educational PowerPoint. The step by step process is key for the students to grasp some difficult concepts.
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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 4,000+ 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. 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, NEO's, 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, Age of the Earth, Time, Earth events in a 12 hour day, Principle of Superposition, Geologic Timescale, Extinction Events, Dinosaurs, and much more. Difficulty Rating 7/10
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