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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tag es:astronomy

May 2008

NASA - Star Fall

Players learn that they can determine a star's relative temperature by its color. Students will collect groups of stars to earn points and develop problem-solving skills, as they determine how to gain the most points.

NASA - Addition Blast Off

Can you add as fast as a rocket?

February 2008

Reach for the Stars

Practice multiplication with a space theme

December 2007

NASA - JPL Solar System Artwork

Images on the surface of the various planets and moons.

November 2007

Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition

Grade 3 activities: Line 'Em Up! Three levels of play

October 2007

Primary Resources:The Earth and Beyond

Activities and teaching materials in Flash,PowerPoints, Docs,or PDF

Moon Math

Practicing your multiplication facts are out of this world!

Solar System Quiz: Locating Specific Information

Use this site to practice locating explicit information in passages about the sun and planets in our solar system.


You are in a spaceship leaving Earth to explore the Universe! How fast do you want to travel? Enter the rate of travel and see how long it will take to visit different places!

Planet 10

Fascinating virtual solar system explorer and world builder. Teaching resources available at the bottom of this page:

Earth, Moon and Sun - An Interactive Learning Experience

Another great interactive for students with good reading skills and ability to follow directions. Starts with an arcade game but the remainder is content rich.

Earth and

Great instructional game that teaches and quizzes students on the planets, moon, earth's rotation, and orbit. Students must earn points to play a game. Good independent activity.

Planets, Moons, and their Darksides

The activities will enable the teacher to: position the nine planets interactively demonstrate the phases of the moon show that the moon orbits the Earth roughly every 28 days illustrate to pupils that the Earth spins on its own axis show that day and night are related to the Earth's rotation

Earth and Space Interactive

This interactive presentation consists of the following animations: the rotation of the Earth in space through 24 hours, showing day and night the orbit of the Earth around the sun explaining the different seasons the orbit of the moon around the Earth illustrating the phases of the moon By carrying out the activities in this lesson pupils will understand: why we have day time and night time on planet Earth why we have the different seasons why the moon appears a different shape over the month

Astronomy For Kids

Great site for kids researching the solar system, planets, and more. Easy to read and understand text. Looks like a teacher creation.

StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

Take the tour using Level 1 or Level 2 information. Teacher guide available.

CosmicQuest @ The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Our solar system is our neighborhood in space. The Sun is the center of this neighborhood, which includes at least nine planets plus hundreds of moons and thousands of asteriods.

Exploring Our Solar System

webquest for grades 4-5 See entire unit here:

Kidspiration Solar System - Inner and Outer Planets Activity

Explain and demonstrate the sorting activity to the class. Each student will complete the activity by dragging and placing the planets into the appropriate Super Grouper. Each student will print his/her work

Planets in Our Solar System

Webquest for third grade. One or two links do not work.

Zoom Astronomy

Enchanted Learning Site for the solar system, planets, and more.

Space Sense for Kids

Every question you answer correctly will boost your rocket a little further toward its destination--leaving the Earth's atmosphere. Click the button that you think holds the correct answer, or click a 'Life Line' button for helpful clues. 'Open a Link' will take you to a web page that has information about the question, and 'What have others answered?' will show you the percentage of people that have previously chosen each answer.

Eight Planets and a Dwarf Soduko

Fill in all the empty cells by dragging and dropping the planets Every row,column,and 3x3 box with orange borders should contain all nine planets. No planet should appear more than once in a row, column, or box.