Title: Sun, Earth, and Moon: Calendar of Events
During this lesson students are going to take a look at moon phases and sunrise-sunset times in order to learn about daylight hours. Students discover that we do not always have the same amount of daylight each day. This lesson is best completed in December and January.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 8: Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
Title: Exploring the Solar System
The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to introduce students to Earth's moon and the eight other planets in our solar system. Students learn about the geology, composition and orbits of other planets by planning a trip to another planet.
Title: Let's Get Ready for Liftoff
Adventure of the Agronauts Web Address URL:
[SC2015] (4) 13: Plan and carry out investigations to examine properties of soils and soil
types (e.g., color, texture, capacity to retain water, ability to support growth
of plants).Digital Tool Description: This tool allows students to explore the various components of the solar system. There is a wealth of information of various aspects of the solar system, from astronauts and moon missions to growing plants. Students can listen to the audio as they read along with each section. There are missions or sections on Earth, Sun, Moon, and how plants grow with light from the sun. This tool also includes interactive visuals such as the moon revolving around the Earth. This tool incorporates light, soil, and gravity into learning about the solar system. Also included, are extra activities such as web quests and printable worksheets, etc. There is also a glossary of terms that students can click on to find out definitions. Students can also take a quiz at the end of each mission to find out how much they learned. These quizzes can be used by the teacher to assess student knowledge of the solar system.
Title: What Can Satellites Do?
Wonderopolis Videos Web Address URL:
[SC2015] ES6 (6) 2: Construct models and use simulations (e.g., diagrams of the relationship between Earth and man-made satellites, rocket launch, International Space Station, elliptical orbits, black holes, life cycles of stars, orbital periods of objects within the solar system, astronomical units and light years) to explain the role of gravity in affecting the motions of celestial bodies bodies (e.g., planets,
moons, comets, asteroids, meteors) within galaxies and the solar system.Digital Tool Description: This Wonder of the Day will help you learn more about some things that it would be hard to imagine living without…but that we can’t see!
Have you ever wondered…
What can satellites do?
How many satellites orbit the Earth?
When was the first satellite launched into orbit?
Did you know?Without these things, our daily lives would look much different. Some of us couldn’t watch television. Some of us couldn’t figure out how to navigate from one place to another when traveling. Some of us could be endangered by bad weather that we didn’t know was coming. What are we talking about? Satellites, of course!