Lessons for The Solar System

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  • Eye in the Sky - … fascinated with space and the universe? - What theories exist regarding the creation of the Earth and of other planets in the solar system and universe? Which … of the universe and the Earth's place in it. 6. Visit a planetarium to learn more about the solar system and the way that the universe works. 7. Develop an Internet scavenger hunt about another space topic in the news, and …
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  • Shackleton'S Antarctic Odyssey: Let the North Star Tell You Where You are - … in the solar system Most objects in the solar system are in regular and predictable motion. Those motions explain such phenomena as the day, the year, phases of the … they should press the string against the cardboard and record the angle at which the string crosses the scale. This angle is the altitude of Polaris … may be assessed through: their participation in the activity. the accuracy of the astrolabe they constructed. the accuracy of their latitude determination. Extensions/Adaptations …
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  • Science in the News - … for some units than others. For example, units related to the solar system, earthquakes, or biology can easily be related to news articles … from the Lafayette Journal and Courier. This was used to introduce the students to the Science in the News activity, and fit into a solar system unit that we were covering in class. Southwestern Middle School - Science in the
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  • Moonlight Serenade - … any other in the solar system. However, despite its size, gravity on the moon is about a sixth of that on the earth. For example … on the moon, there is no weather systems. The lack of atmosphere also means there are large temperature swings from the sunlite side to the dark side. On the sunlite …
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  • What's With That Moon? - … how the phases occur. This lesson addresses Va. SOLs Science 3.8 and 4.7 Media Components Videostreaming: Spin Around the Solar System, A … can recognize the changing moon phases. Play: Start viewing the video Spin Around the Solar System, A: Moon Dance with the SOUND OFF, after the moon and tides section. "Moon Phases" written in yellow letters will be at the
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  • Flexing Muscles and Moons - … is now considered the most volcanically active body in our solar system. On Earth, volcanoes are found mainly along the colliding boundaries of great … ?), m is the mass of the first object, m' is the mass of the second object, and R is the distance between the two objects. That … close to the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. Because it is so close, the pull of Jupiter is significantly higher on the side of …
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  • Writing and Comparing Numbers in Scientific Notation - … : * Students create a model of the solar system. Distances from each planet to the sun and the circumference of the sun could be researched. Students could then scale those measurements and physically build the solar system with … will rewrite the number using scientific notation. The person on the right will serve as the coach. When the coach decides that the problem in the left …
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  • Team Moon - … helps students explore the purpose and constraints of technology by preparing a spacecraft for a mission to Mercury. Exploring the Solar System introduces students to earth's moon and the eight other planets in our solar system. To exercise their imaginations and engage in active problem solving, students could plan a mission to the nearest star. The problems …
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  • Navigating by the Numbers - … , engineers must accurately calculate the optimal angle to orient a satellite's solar array using mathematical concepts such as the Pythagorean Theorem. Engineers … ] Colorado Science b. Describe methods and equipment used to explore the solar system and beyond (Grade 8) [2009] International Technology Education Association-ITEA … fields of study has a direct effect on the development of technological products and systems. (Grades 6 - 8) [2000] C. Many inventions …
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  • Red Rover Robotics - … to explore the solar system and beyond (Grade 8) [2009] International Technology Education Association-ITEA STL Standards Technology F. New products and systems can be developed to solve problems or to help do things that could not be done without the help … unexpected obstacles. The rovers operate off of batteries which are recharged from solar panels on top of the rover. Interestingly, the rovers only have …
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