Elementary School, Astronomy Lesson Plans (6 results)

Astronomy is science that will challenge your imagination. How many stars in a galaxy? How many galaxies in the known universe? How many strange worlds are out there on other planets, orbiting other stars, and what are they like? Is there life on planets besides Earth? The distances are mind-boggling; the numbers are immense.

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Lesson Plan Grade: 3rd-8th
In this interactive lesson, students will use kinesthetic techniques to model Earth's orbit around the Sun for a year. Read more
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Lesson Plan Grade: 3rd-8th
Many of the misconceptions about our solar system are rooted in the fact that it is large and hard to comprehend. This kinesthetic activity will demonstrate concepts like rotation and orbit, clarify movement and direction, and help students understand why earthlings see different things in the sky. Read more
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Lesson Plan Grade: 3rd-8th
> How much space is in space? Students build a simple model and practice fractions to see how much space exists between different objects in our solar system. Read more
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Lesson Plan Grade: 3rd-8th
Constellations have been used for centuries for navigation and time keeping. In this interactive lesson, students will learn the difference between their sun sign and their birthday stars. Read more
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Lesson Plan Grade: 3rd-8th
This kinesthetic activity demonstrates to students that the Earth's tilt is what is responsible for shifting light patterns and the change in seasons. Read more
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Lesson Plan Grade: 3rd-8th
You'll be surprised at how many misconceptions you can debunk by modeling the phases of the moon with a light and a styrofoam ball! Read more
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