Whole class activity works brilliantly. Have the class sit in a circle around a football suspended from the celing. Shine a lamp on it and each student draws onto a circular piece of black sugar paper with chalk the shape moon that they can see.
This is a packet based around the GATE unit of "Thinking Like a Disciplinarian" designed for K-2 students and aligned with CCSS. Students step into the role of being an Astronaut and complete a series of stations based around things a real Astronaut would accomplish. While working on the stations, the students will document their progress in a packet. Once the packet is complete, students will create a poster about "I am an Astronaut", to describe and share their experience.
This packet includes:
Parent Letter for Donations/Explanation
What is an Astronaut? Display Card
Astronaut Definition Display Card
Astronaut Badges for lanyard (Color and BW)
Station Signs/Subesquent Printables
Differentiated Self Assessment
I am an Astronaut Poster Explanation
Thinking Like an Astronaut Display Banner
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Constellations of the Zodiac PowerPoint and Flash Cards: Students will learn the science behind the zodiac signs, why their sign is their sign (and why it really isn't), the myths about their sign, and how well it can be seen in the sky!
This product includes my Constellation of the Zodiac Flash Cards/ Wall Cards
AND Zodiac Constellations Wheel Dial.
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This PowerPoint on The Constellations of the Zodiac can be used for any Elementary, Middle, or High School science class/grade. The purpose of this PowerPoint is to summarize key facts and the mythology surrounding each of the Zodiac Constellations.
On average this presentation should run approximately 15 to 35 minutes of class time (depending on the amount of note-taking) and is meant to either introduce or reinforce concepts.
The PowerPoint first introduces what the Zodiac is, gives some history explaining why someones sign is their sign, and outlines facts about each constellation. Each constellation slide contains the following information:
♦ A. The constellations Latin meaning & symbol
♦ B. The Greek/ other mythological story behind the constellation
♦ C. The number of major stars & number of exoplanets found
♦ D. The ability to see the constellation in the night sky.
♦ E. Pictures of the stars and their relative positions within the constellation (connected with lines)
There are 15 slides (excluding the title slide) on this PowerPoint which contain the following titles:
♦ The Zodiac
♦ The History of the Zodiac
♦ Truth about the Zodiac Constellations (with a Bill Nye video)
Constellations, Stars, Galaxies & Nebula PowerPoint: Stop getting lost looking for stars & constellations! This lesson not only teaches about the stars & constellations, but how to find them too!
This PowerPoint on Locating Constellations, Stars, Galaxies and Nebula can be used for any Elementary, Middle, or High School science class/grade. The purpose of this PowerPoint is introduce students to many constellations, galaxies, and nebulae, and to show them how to find them in the sky, and give them information about them as well as their history and mythology.
On average this presentation should run approximately 3-5 days (45 minutes of class time per day) depending on the amount of note-taking and explanations and is meant to either introduce or reinforce concepts.
Important Note: The length of this PowerPoint can be short or long depending on which slides are being used. This PowerPoint covers most of the main constellations, stars, galaxies, and nebulae, so there should be something for whichever topic is being discussed.
Includes 98 Slides