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Uploaded on Feb 3, 2011

This is Part I/V of an educational unit about Astronomy Topics for students in grades 5-8 which can be downloaded at http://sciencepowerpoint.com/index.html




Teaching Duration = 6+ weeks (2600+ Powerpoint Slideshow)

The Astronomy Topics Unit (+ Bonus Earth System History Unit) includes a five part interactive and engaging Powerpoint Presentation of 2600 slides with built in class notes (Red Slides), lab activities, project ideas, discussion questions, assessments (Quiz Wiz), challenge questions with answers, videos, and much more. Text is in large print (32 font) and is placed at the top of each slide so it can seen and read from all angles of a classroom. A shade technique and color coded text helps to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. The entire unit except for the videos can be edited to fit any curriculum or time requirement. Also included is a 13 page assessment that chronologically goes with the slideshow for nightly homework, as well as an 8 page modified assessment. 7 pages of class notes with images are also included for students who require assistance, as well as answer keys to both of the assessments for support professionals, teachers, and homeschool parents. 38 video shorts (FLV files) are provided and a slide within the slideshow cues teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes and are included in organized folders. The slideshow also contains many links to exciting websites that provide research opportunities, HD quality videos, pictures, games, and more. Four Powerpoint review games are included (120-180 slides each). Answers to the Powerpoint review games are provided in Powerpoint form so students can self-assess. Lastly, several class games such as guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes, and the find the hidden owl somewhere within the slideshow are provided. Difficulty rating 6/10.

Areas of Focus in the Astronomy Unit:
Earth System History and Time, Principle of Superposition, Timeline of Earth's
History and Events, Astronomy, The Solar System and the Sun, Order of the
Planets, Our Sun, Life Cycle of a Star, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, The Inner Planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Craters, Tides, Phases of the Moon, Mars and Moons, Exploration of Mars, Rocketry, Forces in Rocketry, Space Shuttle Program, Space Race, Apollo Missions, Asteroid Belt, NEO's, The Torino Scale,The Outer Planets and Gas Giants, Jupiter / Moons, Saturn / Moons, Uranus / Moons, Neptune / Moons, Pluto's Demotion, The Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Comets / Other, Beyond the Solar System, Blackholes, Exoplanets, The Big Bang, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Spacetime, Hubble Space Telescope, Constellations and more.

*Bonus Earth System History Unit includes 4 page bundled homework / assessment, modified assessment, and unit notes.

Thank you for watching.. Please look for the rest of this unit on neighboring videos. Please visit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/index.html to see the other 18 units in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10.

Part I: The Sun and Solar System
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhM-Gg...

Part II: Inner Planetary Topics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpUpzj...

Part III: Rocketry and the Main Asteroid Belt Topics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtzv5m...

Part IV: Outer Planetary Topics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_NYta...

Sun and Solar System Review Game I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssdydt...

Inner Planetary Topics Unit Review Game II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxiZbc...

Outer Planetary Topics Unit Review Game III http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gJUnR...

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