Lesson Plan

Learning about the Universe

Students will learn about the Universe

Students will be able to...define what a planet, moon, star, galaxies, and the universe are.

Students will be able to tell the difference between AUs, light years, and parsects

Students will be able to create a video to explain what they learned.

Grades 4 – 8
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Intro Video/Hook

Activity: Other — Not a non-tech but they didn't have an option for Youtube

For this step the teacher will show a video to get the students attention. THis video is Star Comparrison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEheh1BH34Q

2 Explore our Galaxy and the Universe

Activity: Other — Exoplanet App- Didn't have it on App Flow but its an iOS app

Teacher will tell students to explore the Exoplanet app and look at the size comparisons between planets and stars.They will also look for the differences between AUs and Light Years

Student Instructions

Explore the Exoplanet App. Look at the difference in objects sizes.

Look for the different astronomimcal measurements.

3 Create a video

Have the students create a video about what they learned about any of the subjects

Student Instructions

Create a video

4 Kahoot Quiz

Free, Paid

Using the whatsup app we will have a fun qui