Teaching about Astronomy and Weather

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5.1E.1 DESCRIBE THE SUN-EARTH-MOON SYSTEM.

Lesson 10–Orbits

Lesson 11–Eclipses

Lesson 12–Phases

5.2E.1 EXPLAIN HOW ENERGY FROM THE SUN AFFECTS EARTH’S WEATHER AND CLIMATE.

Lesson 13–Heat

Lesson 14–Air

Lesson 15–Water Cycle and Clouds

Lesson 16–Seasons


A: Activities   TB: Teacher Background   SB: Student Background

V: Video   D: Diagram   L: Lots of Links


Engineering Connections for Astronomy

  • Lunar Lollipops – model the phases of the moon with a foam ball and pencil
  • Space Shelter – design a shelter that will allow you to survive on another planet in our solar system
  • Lunch in Outer Space! – learn about the unique challenges astronauts face while eating in outer space
  • Bombs Away! – design, build, and test a device to protect and accurately deliver a dropped egg

Engineering Connections for Meteorology

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