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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Astronomy Poetry: Combining Poetry With the Content Areas
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Approximately three weeks, depending on the unit of study|
Grades 7 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  May 26
After exploring information about Sally Ride on the StarKids Who's Who site, students write a letter using the Letter Generator to Dr. Ride's foundation, Sally Ride Science.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 20
As a class, students discuss Neil Armstrong's famous quote when he landed on the moon and explore the difference that one word can make, as well as the gendered language that Armstrong uses.
Grades 4 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  December 11
Students research a constellation and share their learning using an interactive or mobile app.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 7
After students view the first picture from the Explorer VI Satellite, they discuss the differences between this first image and the images of the earth that we typically see today.
Grades 3 – 7 | Calendar Activity |  February 29
Our solar year is 365.24219 days. Since our calendar does not deal in partial days, every four years, we add an additional day to February.