Lesson Plans

A listing of all lesson plans used in the website

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The lessons included here have been designed to be used sequentially as part of a complete unit. However, teachers are encouraged to use as much or as little of the content as they require for their particular classroom needs. Click on the lesson titles to view the lessons.

Module 1: Introduction to the Day and Night Sky
Lesson title Classes Curricular connections
Total : 8
1. Building and Using a Sundial 2 Art, Science
2. Celestial Sphere and Circumpolar Motion 1 Science
3. Exploring the Constellations 2 Science, LA,
Social Studies, ICT*
4. Summer Sky Tour 1 Science
5. Winter Sky Tour 1 Science
6. Illustrating the Constellations 1 Science, Art
Module 2: The Sun and Stars
Lesson title Classes Curricular connections
Total : 11
1. Stellar Magnitudes 1 Science
2. The Life of a Star 4 Science
3. Tracking and Tracing Sunspots 3 Art, Science
4. The solar cycle 2 Science, LA,
Social Studies, ICT*
5. Building a Model of the Interior of the Sun 1 Art, Science
Module 3: The Earth and the Moon
Lesson title Classes Curricular connections
Total : 14
1. Reasons for the Seasons 3 Science, ICT*
2. A. The Magnificent and Beautiful Aurora – webquest 1 Science
2. B. The Magnificent and Beautiful Aurora – chalk pastel ubbing 2 Art
3. Phases of the Moon 3 Science
4. Observing and Sketching the Lunar Surface 1 Science
5. Eclipses WebQuest 3 Science, ICT*
6. Tides 1 Science, ICT*
Module 4: The Planets
Lesson title Classes Curricular connections
Total : 8
1. An Explorative Journey Through the Solar System 3 Science, Art
2. Planet Interiors 1 Science, Art
3. Your Weight on Other Planets 1 Science, ICT*
4. SETI WebQuest and the Drake Equation 2 Science, Language Arts
5. Plan a Mission to a Recently Discovered Planet 1 Science, Language Arts
Module 5: Comets, Meteors and Asteroids
Lesson title Classes Curricular connections
Total : 2
1. Connecting Comets and Meteor Showers 1 Science, Language Arts
2. The Difference Between Comets, Meteors and Asteroids 1 Science, Language Arts
Module 6: The Milky Way and Beyond
Lesson title Classes Curricular connections
Total : 3
1. Our Home in the Milky Way 1 Science
2. Hunting for Galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field Images 1 Science
3. The Big Bang and the Formation of the Universe 1 Science, Language Arts
Module 7: Astronomers and Their Tools
Lesson title Classes Curricular connections
Total : 8
Total : 55
1. Time Line of Astronomy Events and Discoveries 4 Science, Language Arts
2. Hubble Space Telescope WebQuest 1 Science, ICT*
3. The Next Logical Step in Astronomy Research 1 Science, Language Arts
4. Canadian Astronomer/Astronaut Research 2 Science, Language Arts

*Information and Communications Technology