Sun, solar system, planet, star, galaxy, moon, orbit
Modeling Day and NightLesson
Students make a “mini-globe” to investigate the causes of day and night on our planet.
Modeling Earth's AtmosphereLesson
Students create a scale model of the atmosphere to learn about its composition and structure.
Rainbow in the RoomLesson
Students learn about colors, prisms and light, and draw their own rainbows in the proper color sequence.
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.
Using a SundialLesson
Students make a sundial (shadow clock) appropriate for their geographic location in the northern hemisphere, and use it to tell time.