Space and Astronomy Lesson Plans
Trip to Jupiter - Students will use this information to create a brochure
to advertise (a future class assignment) a travel resort on Jupiter.
- Challenger Center for Space Science
Education- A wide range of downloadable resources, creative activities
and educational programs to help them unlock young imaginations.
Earth - Students will be able to identify the 4 layers of Earth and
describe their unique characteristics.
of Our Universe - This lesson introduces students to the key properties
and features of the planets in our solar system, starting with Mercury
and working outward.
Planets in the Classroom- 25 hands-on science activities are provided
in classroom-ready pages for both teachers and students for exploring
Earth, the planets, geology, and space sciences.
Big Is That Star?- Students will be able to explain the relationship
between radius and mass among a list of stars. Students will understand
how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed brightness
of the system.
Astronauts Suits Have Changed - Improvements made to Astronaut's Space
Suits over the years.
How Much Rock is in an Icy Moon?- To calculate the percentages of
rock and ice in the moons of the outer planets.
of The Solar System - The planets and the other minor members of the
in Our Solar System - Students will have an understanding of the main
components of our solar system and how they interact.
- Phases of the
Moon- A great explanation!
For Sale!- Marketing a Planet's value, can be a fun and rewarding
Brochures - Students will become more familiar with the other planets
in our Solar System (size, color, distance from the Sun, distance from
Earth and its Moon - Students will understand that the Earth rotates
once each day on its axis, this is cause of night and day.
Sun - We are going to use our Safe "sun" glasses experiment to view
the sun but not actually look directly at it.
SOLAR Center- Exciting activities, images, interactive tools, text,
and other resources to let you research our special star -- the Sun.
- Students for the Exploration and Development
of Space (SEDS)- Image archive and lessons
Orbit the Solar System - Students will develop an understanding of
the nine planets and an appreciation for the earth's place in the solar