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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Sun, Moon, and Stars

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will learn their place in the solar system among the sun, moon and other planets. They will discuss how the movement of the Earth and moon cause daylight and moonlight.
Overview
Topic: Properties of Matter
Real World Science Topics:
  • A review of our solar system and the location of the planets, moon, and stars
  • An evaluation of how the Earth, moon, and sun move in relation to each other
  • An evaluation of the Earth’s rotation around the sun and the patterns of day and night
Objective
After completing this activity, students should be able to differentiate between solar system, Milky Way, and galaxy. They should be familiar with the planets in our Milky Way system and discuss the location of the sun, Earth, and moon within the Milky Way. They should be able to explain the connection between Earth’s rotation and the existence of day and night.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 1 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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