Our Home In Space

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Quiz: Our Home In Space

Singing puppets, colorful graphics, and NASA footage come together to teach students about the familiar sights in our sky. Learn about the importance of the sun, some characteristics of the Earth, what causes day and night and the change of seasons, and how the moon moves. Lastly, see the importance of telescopes in revealing the mysteries of our solar system.

Student Application

Take a look at what causes day and night, why the Sun is so important, and what causes the change of seasons through telescopes that reveal the mysteries of our Solar System.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know that our sun, located about 93,000,000 miles away, is the closest star to earth. Also, our sun is not very large or hot relative to the numerous other stars in the universe.
  2. Students will understand the concept of night and day. Though it appears that the sun rises and falls, it is the earth that is moving. Du...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Anticipatory Set: Ask the following questions: What is the sun? What is a star? What is our earth? How are they the same? (They are spheres.) How are they different? (Two are stars and the earth is a planet.) Discuss each question. Watch the video to provide answers ...

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