Grade Level: Grade 6
Discipline: Solar System, Mass and Weight
Standards: NGSS MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, and MS-ESS1-3.
Time to teach your students all about space! Check out this lesson plan to educate your students on the following:
1. What is your weight on other planets?
2. Does your mass change on other planets?
3. What are constellations?
4. What is your birth chart?
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Star and Planet Locator
This inexpensive star and planet locator allows you and your students to pinpoint the positions of more than 500 stars, constellations, and planets relative to the horizon for the exact hour and date you set.
Solar Stew: Investigating Planet Densities Lab Activity
What is the Big Bang Theory? How was our solar system created? Some theories revolve around the Big Bang Theory and in this lab activity students will use standard laboratory equipment to obtain mass and volume data for objects representing material from the planets in our solar system.
Scaled Solar System Poster
Trying to imagine the size of our solar system is difficult, but this stunning full-color poster will help your students see the relationship between planets both in distance from the sun and relative size.