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The moon is Earth's only natural satellite. The moon is a cold, dry orb whose surface is studded with craters and strewn with rocks and dust (called regolith ). The moon has no atmosphere. Recent lunar missions indicate that there might be some frozen ice at the poles . The same side of the moon always faces the Earth.
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Lessons Adopt-A-Constellation (Student worksheet provided) Great Gravity (Student worksheet provided) Moon Phases Activity (Student worksheet provided) NOTE: Visit the Earth Science section of the Middle School Science site for great astronomy ideas! Internet Lessons • Astronomy Scavenger Hunt (pdf) - A series of "Who am I?"
Our Cosmic Neighborhood From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars.
Grade 6 Astronomy Unit The Pan-Canadian Science Curriculum recommends objectives for all science units in each grade as a way of unifying the science courses taught from province to province. Most provinces have adopted the objectives into their own curricula, and have designed courses around them. Though grade 6 courses still vary slightly across the country, presented below is a complete unit plan which covers all of the objectives in the Pan-Canadian Protocol. This unit can be used as-is to cover many (if not all) of your provincial expectations, or modified as you see fit.
Description Overview of modern scientific cosmology, including discussion of stars, the Milky Way galaxy, black holes, dark matter, the big bang, and evidence for our current understanding of the universe. Customer Reviews Great content, but audio is seriously lacking