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Space Science

Sun, solar system, planet, star, galaxy, moon, orbit

  • Modeling Day and Night

    Modeling Day and NightLesson

    Students make a “mini-globe” to investigate the causes of day and night on our planet.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Modeling Earth's Atmosphere

    Modeling Earth's AtmosphereLesson

    Students create a scale model of the atmosphere to learn about its composition and structure.

    Grades: 3-5
  • Rainbow in the Room

    Rainbow in the RoomLesson

    Students learn about colors, prisms and light, and draw their own rainbows in the proper color sequence.

    Grades: 3-5
  • Reason for the Seasons

    Reason for the SeasonsLesson

    Students plot the path of the sun’s apparent movement across the sky on two days, two or three months apart, and learn why Earth experiences different seasons.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Using a Sundial

    Using a SundialLesson

    Students make a sundial (shadow clock) appropriate for their geographic location in the northern hemisphere, and use it to tell time.

    Grades: 6-8

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  • 23.5 Degrees

    23.5 Degrees Presentation

    Gregory Vogt, EdD, explains Earth’s tilt, our planet’s place within the Solar System, seasons, day/night cycles and many other basic space science concepts.

  • Earth Moon Cycles

    Earth Moon Cycles Presentation

    How does Earth move within the Solar System? What causes the phases of the Moon? Brenda Lary, MS, covers basics about the relative motion and positions of Earth, the Sun and the Moon.

  • Microgravity

    Microgravity Presentation

    What is microgravity? How is it created? And how does it impact astronauts during spaceflight? Gregory Vogt, EdD, provides answers to these and other questions about the near weightless conditions in space.

  • Overview of Earth/Space Science

    Overview of Earth/Space Science Presentation

    Brenda Lary, MS, presents an overview of physical science, particularly geology, and discusses Earth’s place within the Solar System and cosmos.

  • Phases of the Moon

    Phases of the Moon Presentation

    Dr. Greg Vogt explains how to create and use models to teach students about the phases of the moon.