Lesson Plans

Make science come alive through these standards based activities and lessons. Feel free to personalize the downloadable Lab Sheets and Power Points for your needs.

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Did you know you there are different types of ice on the planets and moons in our solar system? Test your observation skills by using clues to identify different types of ice based on their...

Did you know our eyes actually see everything upside down and backwards? Learn about light properties, how our eyes see, and how early telescopes and early cameras work by making your own camera...

White light has the rainbow hidden within it, but so does black. Understand why with this hands on activity.

Keeler crater on the moon

Make your own water balloon impact craters and use math to understand how scientists use crater clues to study our solar system.

waxing crescent moon

Why does the moon change shape throughout the month? By modeling a moon rotating around yourself as Earth, students learn moon phases in a kinesthetic fashion that for many will finally make sense...

The sun is like a giant electromagnet! In this activity students will explore how the sun’s electromagnetic properties interact with Earth’s magnetic sphere, including the effects of solar storms...

After doing the Build a Spectrograph and Use your Spectrograph activities your students can use real spectra lines to determine what makes up three mystery stars.

 

Did you know you can use different types of light to investigate ice? Explore the properties of ice using different wavelengths of light.  

Star Sizes

How big is our star? How does it compare to other stars in the universe? How enormous can stars be? In this activity students use math and imagination to construct a scaled model of stellar sizes...

The distances between our planets are so vast they are almost incomprehensible. Visualize the expansiveness of our “cosmic neighborhood” with a roll of toilet paper!

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