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Astronomy Unit Bundle | Space Unit | Sky Science | Paper and Digital

Astronomy Unit Bundle | Space Unit | Sky Science | Paper and Digital

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Learn the basics of the universe, Solar System, Phases of the Moon, eclipses, stars, constellations, 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:

  • complete lesson plans with suggestions for differentiation.
  • student pages and templates.
  • answer keys and suggested answers. Photographs of some of the projects are included.
  • 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.
  • digital versions 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 of each resource.

The resources in this bundle are:

Astronomy Concepts

  • an overview style space unit: astronomy and astrology (scientific and unscientific statements), how astronomy has been used by different cultures throughout history, light-emitting and reflecting, objects in the Universe, objects in the Solar System, stars, astronomy and time (day/night, seasons).

Solar System Collaborative Poster

  • a poster that shows the planets in the Solar System and includes an activity about other objects in the Solar System.

Phases of the Moon

  • the Moon: size, composition, and interesting facts, Phases of the Moon including Indigenous names for full moons, Spring Tides and Neap Tides. Information about diurnal and semi-diurnal tide cycles is included in a reading passage about tides and how the Moon, Sun, and Earth affect tide cycles.

Lunar and Solar Eclipses

  • the topics of the umbra and penumbra; lunar eclipses: total, partial and penumbral; solar eclipses: total, annular, partial, and hybrid.

Stars and Constellations:

  • stars, characteristics of stars, life cycles of stars, and constellations
  • life cycle of stars including stages: stellar nebula, main sequence massive star, main sequence average star, black dwarf, white dwarf, planetary nebular, red supergiant, neutron star, red giant, black hole, supernova
  • common constellations
  • stories about constellations

Surviving Space STEM Challenges:

  • fifteen open-ended challenges where students solve problems faced by space travel and exploration with suggestions to extend learning. These come in two formats (one for the teacher and a simpler one for students)

Should We Explore Space? Perspective Activities:

  • activities to learn about how different viewpoints are formed, activities to address facts and opinions, bias, pro/con arguments, and finding quotes in support of viewpoint, activities to learn to form an opinion based on information.

Interactive Review Game: 

  • a Google Slides file with 25 questions linked directly to their answers, student answer recording page, questions about stars, phases of the moon, eclipses, planets, and other celestial bodies; can be edited to add your own questions

Reading Passages: 

  • ten reading passages about The Universe, Our Solar System, Moons, Earth's Moon, Planets, Stars, Constellations, Day and Night, Seasons, and Space History., paper and digital versions are included for each text. The digital version has loose text so it can be read by text-to-speech readers, simple suggestions to use the text sets.

Editable Word Wall

  • a list of words about space which can be displayed, comes with an editable page so you can add your own words to the set
This resource was designed to align with:
  • the Alberta Program of Studies Grade 6 Sky Science (old outcomes)

This resource supports:

  • any unit about space or astronomy
  • Alberta Science Curriculum © 2022 Grade 4-6 (new outcomes)

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

                                                        Ninja Note: This file is a ZIP file. It contains all the PDF files that contain each resource. Buyers need to download the ZIP and extract the PDF files to a computer. To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file.

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