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Earth's Bright Neighbor

Earth's Bright Neighbor

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Students use a variety of fruits to construct a scale model of ...

Students use a variety of fruits to construct a scale model of the Moon, Earth, and Sun. After determining the correct sizes and distances for their models, they remove the Moon and consider what it would be like if the Moon was not part of our solar system.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Geologic Scene Investigators: Part 1 - Scratching the Surface of Mars

Geologic Scene Investigators: Part 1 - Scratching the Surface of Mars

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In this series of activities, students explore the features of Mars and ...

In this series of activities, students explore the features of Mars and Earth, perform experiments to determine how these features form, and discuss what the features suggest about the history of Mars.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Golf Ball Phases - Modeling Lunar Cycles

Golf Ball Phases - Modeling Lunar Cycles

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Students explore the dynamics of lunar phases to develop an understanding of ...

Students explore the dynamics of lunar phases to develop an understanding of the relative positions of our Moon, Earth, and Sun that cause the phases of the Moon as viewed from Earth. Using a golf ball glowing under the ultraviolet light of a "blacklight" makes it easier to see the phases of the Moon.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Light and Latitudes: Seasons Across the Continents

Light and Latitudes: Seasons Across the Continents

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Students reinforce their understanding of seasonal dynamics by reading and graphing annual ...

Students reinforce their understanding of seasonal dynamics by reading and graphing annual day-length data to determine the relative north and south latitude, and name, of a mystery city.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Mind Over Mars Board Game

Mind Over Mars Board Game

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In this game, students use their knowledge of Mars and how it ...

In this game, students use their knowledge of Mars and how it compares and contrasts with Earth to create question cards for a board game that will assess and reinforce their understanding of what they have learned. This activity can be used as a wrap-up for Geologic Scene Investigator: Part 1 or Part 2.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Moon Dance

The Moon Dance

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Students create kinesthetic models of the Sun and Moon in the sky ...

Students create kinesthetic models of the Sun and Moon in the sky to better understand the relationship between lunar phases and the time of day.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Moon Mythbusters

Moon Mythbusters

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Students are faced with a challenge to determine the truth about the ...

Students are faced with a challenge to determine the truth about the Moon's influence on Earth. They think like a scientist, with reasoning skills and a healthy amount of skeptism, to sort puzzle pieces containing statements about the Moon into two images. The "Far-out Far Side" has incorrect statements about the Moon (urban myths), and "True-Blue Blue Moon" has true facts about the Moon's influence on Earth and life.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Season Sequences

Season Sequences

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Students investigate the causes of Earth's seasons by modeling Earth's movement around ...

Students investigate the causes of Earth's seasons by modeling Earth's movement around the Sun and making observations about the changing distribution of light throughout the year.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019