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Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

 
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Mass Versus Weight: Travel to Other Planets

6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Space travelers, suit up! Students explore how mass and weight change as they "travel" to different planets.

 
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Gravity

8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Using a variety of simulations and models, students come to understand the role of gravity as a governing force in the solar system.

 
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Galaxies

8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this series of activities students learn how galaxies are formed and identify different types of galaxies.

 
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Tides

6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students never think about the moon causing the motion in the ocean. Learn how this celestial body contributes to the ocean's dynamic water levels.

 
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Asteroids, Meteors & Comets

8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Through this series of activities students will be able to explain the differences between these three objects.

 
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Why doesn't the Earth fly off into space?

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Gravity is the force that keeps the planets in orbit around the Sun and the Moon orbiting around the Earth.

 
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Egg Drop Engineering Project- Part 1

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using the Science and Engineering processes, students will research and design the best way to drop a raw egg. They will design a container to hold the egg that will prevent the egg from breaking.

 
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How do we stay on the Earth?

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The concept of gravity has many components and student are always curious about why we are able to stay "grounded".

 
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How are Mass and Weight Different?

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Knowing the difference between mass and weight is important for understanding how gravity works.

 
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Newton's Laws of Motion

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Sir Isaac Newton is a scientist who studied gravity and motion. Students will participate in an investigation that explores Newton's three laws of motion.

 
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Pendulum Experiments- Part 1

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Galileo discovered the concept of pendulums by observing the swinging of lamps at a cathedral in Pisa. He used these observations to create experiments with pendulums and to describe them in mathematical terms

 
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Egg Drop Engineering Project- Part 2

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This is the second lesson in a 3 part project where the students use the design and engineering concepts to build an egg drop carrier.

 
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egg drop design
   

Pendulum Experiment- Part 2

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Changing different components of the pendulum will allow students to test different variables and observe the different outcomes of the investigation.

 
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Egg Drop Engineering Project Part 4

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Part of the engineering process is to identify and correct failure points to improve the design. Students will test out a prototype and then make adjustments to it depending on how the capsule performs in the drop test.

 
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Pendulum Experiments- Part 3

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Now that the students have done controlled experiments, they will learn about dependent and independent variables in experiments and will graph their data on coordinate graphs.

 
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