This is a 450 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), challenge questions with answers, many video links, visuals, classwork or homework sheets, hands-on project for building a rocket from plastic soda bottles, launching, and much more.
Note: Also included is my Apollo, Mission to the Moon PowerPoint so please do not purchase both.
This PowerPoint begins describing the space race. Technology from the mid 60's is described and the anatomy of the Saturn V rocket provided. The Apollo 11 spacecraft is then shown and the parts described in a step by step process. The astronauts are introduced and the descent to the moon described. A link to the eagle has landed has your students listen and watch this historic landing. The ascent back to the command module is described. A neat activity has your students recreate the docking of the lunar module and command module. Directions are included. The reentry is described and splash down. A link to Google Moon and research sheet has your students visit all of the Apollo landing sites and gather information. (This can be visited by the teacher on the screen or if you have the technology available student can explore on their own). The PowerPoint concludes with a series of challenge questions. An arrow points to a part of the spacecraft or astronaut and your students say the answer. The next slide reveals the answer and frames another part / astronaut. This is a visually stunning PowerPoint that will engage your students and sets up the Google Moon research well.
The PowerPoint roadmap then begins describing how the students are going to build water rockets that will actually fly and will need to bring in two standard soda bottles (Polar Cola bottles work the best but standard 20, 0z or 2 liter will work) The PowerPoint describes how the soda bottle rocket will have some similarities to regular rockets. The water rockets will have a nozzle, should rotate, will have a nosecone to limit drag and increase aerodynamics. A link to a water rocket building website is provided. The space shuttle program is then highlighted and all of the shuttles described. Links to HD videos of take-off and landing are provided. Shuttle disaster of Columbia and Challenger is addressed. The ISS is introduced. Issac Newton and Laws of Motion are quickly covered and related to rocketry. Thrust, Lift, Drag, and weight and resistance are described. Instructions for how to build the water rocket, parts of the rocket, and link to purchase launcher if you don't have one are provided. Students really enjoy this PowerPoint but love the building and launching the rockets. I have the students create a poster that is presented before launch.
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, and much more Difficulty Rating 7/10
Astronomy Topics Full Unit (3000 Slides, HW, Notes, Keys)Solar System Basics, Sun, (560 Slides)Inner Planetary Topics Review Game
Sun, Solar Flares, Sun Spots, Star Life Cycles, (170 Slides)
Sun Topics Review Game
Moon, Phases of the Moon with OREO;s Activity, Axial Tilt, Seasons, and More (260 Slides)
Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Make a Sun Dial Lesson
Build a Rocket and Launch, Rocketry, Missions, and More (300 Slides)
Asteroid Belt, Meteors, Meteorites, Craters, Lesson (220 Slides)
Outer Planetary Topics Lesson, HW, Notes and More (500 Slides)
Outer Planetary Topics Review Game
Beyond the Solar System Lesson (700 Slides)
Galaxies, types of Galaxies, Many Links
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, 50,000 Slides and Much More
I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital good. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (4600+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and School District License. This is everything you need to run an incredible four year science curriculum.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.
Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit
Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)
Life Science Units
Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)
Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics UnitGeology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit
Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)
Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)
Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
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