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: The Red Album
In this student activity, from Xpeditions, students are assigned the task of helping NASA plan its next missions to Mars--a great frontier in modern exploration. A variety of activity options are presented for young students, older students, parents, and teachers.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GEOG (7) 2: Determine how regions are used to describe the organization of Earth's surface.
Title: Making Light of Science
The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson, the first in a three-part series on light, is to introduce students to the electromagnetic spectrum, focusing on visible light. Students are introduced to the idea that all light travels as waves, and that wavelength defines the various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Standard(s): [S1] (8) 12: Classify waves as mechanical or electromagnetic.
Title: Solar Blind
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a device for measuring light that can withstand the intensity of the Sun's rays. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [S1] PHY (9-12) 7: Describe properties of reflection, refraction, and diffraction.
Title: Finding Our Top Speed
This Illuminations lesson sets the stage for a discussion of travel in the solar system. By considering a real-world, hands-on activity, students develop their understanding of time and distance. The mathematics necessary for the lesson relate to measuring time and distance as well as graphing to portray the data collected.
Standard(s): [MA2015] AL1 (9-12) 46: Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data. [S-ID7]
Title: Science NetLinks Weekly Science Updates
Science NetLinks Science Updates are short audio clips about a variety of subjects related to science. Each clip is accompanied by a transcript and classroom lesson ideas. Science NetLinks is a member of the MarcoPolo consortium.
Standard(s): [S1] (7) 4: Describe organisms in the six-kingdom classification system by their characteristics.
Title: Mercury: E-sheet
This E-sheet, from a Science NetLinks lesson, guides students through an online investigation of Mercury. Students are then asked to create a travel brochure for the planet.
Standard(s): [S1] (6) 11: Describe units used to measure distance in space, including astronomical units and light years.