Lesson Plans

Make science come alive through these standards based activities and lessons. Feel free to personalize the downloadable Lab Sheets and Power Points for your needs.

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The distances between our planets are so vast they are almost incomprehensible. Visualize the expansiveness of our “cosmic neighborhood” with a roll of toilet paper!

How can we possibly know what stars are made of? In this activity (Part 2 after Build a Spectrograph) students move through stations to chart spectra of different light sources,...

Light pollution can be a difficult concept to explain. In this mini lesson, students better understand the basics of light pollution through a demonstration and discussion before moving on to...

Why do animals look the way they do? The answer is survival. Through this activity students learn about the predator/ prey relationship, and how and why external features of animals are key...

How small is Earth compared to Jupiter or Saturn?  How much bigger are the gas giants to the terrestrial planets? Have students use Play-Doh to find out in this perfectly scaled and perfectly fun...

The distances between our planets are so vast they are almost incomprehensible. Visualize the expansiveness of our “cosmic neighborhood” with a roll of toilet paper!

How small is Earth compared to Jupiter or Saturn?  How much bigger are the gas giants to the...

Learn about artificial light at night and then use your science, design and engineering skills to engineer a world without light pollution!

This lesson can be done by many age groups. It...

What are stars and constellations? Learn and explore in this activity that is adaptable to various age groups. 

Did you know many animals need darkness to survive? In this fun activity, students are introduced to the concept of light pollution and learn how artificial light at night affects wildlife.

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