Astronomy Unit Bundle | Space | Sky Science | Paper and Digital
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 product includes:
- complete lesson plans with suggestions for differentiation.
- student pages and templates.
- digital versions for most of the student activities. There are some hands-on/in-person activities that are not digital. The digital versions include loose text that can be read by assistive technologies.
- 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)
The products in this bundle are:
Astronomy Basics: 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).
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.
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
STEM Space Challenge: 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).; this product is not digital as students are expected to work hands-on
Space Travel and Exploration Perspectives: 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 link to Google Slides 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.
Reading Passages: ten reading passages designed for Grade Six reading level (though we understand that not all students read at the exact level), topics such as 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.
Word Wall Words: the list of words can be found in the preview, comes with an editable page so you can add your own words to the set
And more is coming! The price will go up as more products are added.
These lessons align with:
- the Alberta Program of Studies for Grade 6 Sky Science
These lessons support:
- any astronomy or space unit.
Ninja Note: This file is a ZIP file. It contains all the PDF files that contain each unit. 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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