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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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!

How can we possibly know what stars are made of? In this activity (Part 2 after Build a Spectrograph) students move through stations to chart spectra of different light sources,...

How small is Earth compared to Jupiter or Saturn?  How much bigger are the gas giants to the terrestrial planets? Have students use Play-Doh to find out in this perfectly scaled and perfectly fun...

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