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Astronomy Concepts | Space | Sky Science | Paper and Digital

Astronomy Concepts | Space | Sky Science | Paper and Digital

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Learn the basics of the universe, the Solar System, and how astronomy has been used by different cultures with these activities that only take minutes to prepare. Everything you need to teach these concepts is included along with background knowledge in case you're new to teaching space or astronomy. 

This engaging resource includes:

  • lessons about astrology, cultural connections to astronomy, scientific and unscientific statements, relevant and valid data, emitting and reflecting light, viewing technologies, the Universe, the Solar System, characteristics of stars, Polaris, North Star, constellations, astronomy and time, day/night, seasons
  • seven complete lesson plans with suggestions for differentiation.
  • student pages and templates.
  • answer keys and suggested answers.
  • opportunities to extend learning.
  • Canadian spellings and metric measurements. This includes SI Notation on numbers (so 39 000 instead of 39,000)
  • ideas for how to use this resource in the classroom, online, or a mix.
  • a digital version of all the student pages that use Google Slides. You must download the PDF file and use the access link in the file to get your digital copy.
  • an alignment guide for Alberta Outcomes.

These lessons align with:

  • the Alberta Program of Studies for Grade 6 Sky Science (old outcomes)
  • Alberta Science Curriculum © 2022 Grade 4 (new outcomes)

These lessons support:

  • any astronomy or space unit.

This resource can be found in our Astronomy Unit Bundle (not recommended for Alberta Teachers).

Do you teach science in Alberta? We have science units for you!

Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file.

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