Earth and space. The student knows there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky. The student is expected to:
- (1) observe, measure, record, and compare day-to-day
weather changes in different locations at the same time that include air
temperature, wind direction, and precipitation;
- (A) describe and illustrate the Sun as a star composed of gases that provides light and thermal energy;
- (B) construct models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including orbits and positions; and
- (C) identify the planets in Earth's solar system and their position in relation to the Sun.
Moon Phases Mini-Book
Read, learn, and complete comprehension exercises while studying the 8 moon phases.
Moon Phases Tic-Tac-Toe (Small Group)
Identify and remember the different phases of the moon with this small group tic-tac-toe game.
Moon Phases – Vocabulary Cards
Reinforce science vocabulary with a set of 15 vocabulary cards covering the different phases of the moon and related terms.
Moon Phases – Task Cards
Review information about the different moon phases with this set of 24 task cards.
Weather & Weather Tools Vocabulary Cards
Promote science vocabulary development with this set of 15 weather and weather tools vocabulary cards.
Rotation vs. Revolution – Sorting Activity
Determine if examples are due to Earth’s rotation or revolution with this sorting activity.
All About the Sun – Comprehension Worksheet
Integrate science and reading while learning about the Sun with this comprehension worksheet.
Phases of the Moon Bulletin Board Kit
Display information about the phases of this moon with an out-of-this-world bulletin board display.
Planets of the Solar System Factbook - Worksheet
Engage your students with a worksheet that can be compiled into a factbook containing information about the planets in the solar system.
The Solar System – Cut and Paste Activity
Use this cut-and-paste activity to make a mini solar system book.
Energy of the Sun Worksheet
Investigate and record the amount of energy from the sun with this science experiment for kids.
Earth, Sun, and Moon – Poster Pack
Display these posters with information about the Earth, Sun, and moon in your science classroom.
The Solar System to Scale – Poster
Display information about the order, scale, and the diameter of the planets with this colorful science poster.
Solar System Mobile – Craft Activity
Use this printable solar system craft when learning about the planets and their position in relation to the Sun.
Planet Puzzle Match-Up Activity
Use your knowledge of the solar system to complete 8 different planet puzzles.
Snapshots of the Moon – Moon Tracking Booklet
Obverse the moon over the course of the month and chart observations with this moon phases mini-book.
Solar and Lunar Eclipse Posters
Display these solar and lunar eclipse diagrams in your classroom when learning about the alignment of the Sun, Earth, and moon.
Moon Phases Diagram
Learn about the position of the moon and its phases as it orbits the Earth with this illustrated diagram.
Types of Clouds – Poster
Learn about the different types of clouds and their position within the atmosphere with this printable poster.
Rain Cloud in a Jar Experiment
Use this science experiment when learning about the different types and features of clouds and how they contribute to the water cycle.
All About Clouds - Cloze Worksheet
Strengthen student understanding of different cloud types with this cloze reading worksheet.
Space - Word Wall Vocabulary
Teacher-created resource for space: Use these space related vocabulary cards for a word wall and to expand students' understanding of the solar system. Inspire space project ideas and more.
Earth and Space Vocabulary Posters
Display this set of 18 mini-posters in your classroom when learning about Earth and space vocabulary.
Rotation and Revolution Bingo
Engage your students with a lively game of bingo while learning about Earth’s rotation and revolution.
The Sun - Solar System Central
Earth - Third Rock From Sun
The Scale of the Solar System