Space Science Lesson Plans & Activities

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Lesson 1 - Comet Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Comets: Origin & Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30148].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30148].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Light Year Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Light Year: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9393].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9393].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Big Bang Theory Lesson Plan for High School
Lesson 6 - Big Bang Theory of the Universe: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9354].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9354].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Big Bang Theory Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 8 - Big Bang Theory Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[178593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[178593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Earth's Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Revolution of the Earth: Speed & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17079].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17079].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Galaxy Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 12 - Galaxies Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[300339].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[300339].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - Galaxies Activities & Games
Lesson 14 - Milky Way Activities & Games
Lesson 15 - Light Year Activities
Lesson 16 - Asteroid Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Asteroid Impact Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Asteroid Impacts: Definition, History & Consequences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361505].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361505].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 19 - Asteroid Impacts: Risks & Possibilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361507].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361507].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 20 - Asteroid Impact Theory & Dinosaur Extinction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361509].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361509].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 21 - Asteroid Belt Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Asteroid Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 23 - Halley's Comet Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Halley's Comet: Facts, Orbit & Return Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361515].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361515].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 25 - Comet's Nine Lives Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Meteor Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Galaxy Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Milky Way Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Black Hole Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Black Hole Activities & Games
Lesson 31 - Big Bang Theory Evidence Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Origins of the Universe Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - The Universe Activities for High School
Lesson 34 - Galaxy Lesson Plan for Middle School
Lesson 35 - The Universe Activities for Middle School
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Lesson 1 - Solar System Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Solar System Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29079].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29079].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Solar System Activities & Games for Kids
Lesson 4 - Planets Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 5 - Planets Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - What are Planets? - Facts & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4565].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4565].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Planets of the Solar System: Orbits & Visibility Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35730].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35730].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Planets Activities & Games for Kids
Lesson 9 - Planet Mercury Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 10 - Mercury Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Mercury: Facts & Retrograde Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4546].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4546].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - The Surface & Atmosphere on Mercury Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20933].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20933].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - Mercury Activities & Games
Lesson 14 - Venus Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - Venus Activities & Games
Lesson 16 - Mars Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 17 - Mars Lesson for Kids: Atmosphere & Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[249829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[249829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 18 - Planet Mars Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 19 - Life on Mars Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Is There Life on Mars? - Water & Microbial Life Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[289363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[289363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 21 - Mars Activities for Kids
Lesson 22 - Inner Planets Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Jupiter Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Jupiter Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 25 - Jupiter Activities & Games
Lesson 26 - Saturn Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Saturn Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 28 - Saturn Activities & Games
Lesson 29 - Uranus Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Uranus Activities & Games
Lesson 31 - Neptune Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Neptune Activities & Games
Lesson 33 - Pluto Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - Pluto Activities & Games
Lesson 35 - Planetary Orbit Games
Lesson 36 - Create a Planet Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Weather on Other Planets: Atmospheric Conditions & Temperature Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452093].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452093].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 38 - Solar System Lesson Plan for High School
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Lesson 1 - Stars Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Life Cycle of a Star Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Formation, Types & Life Cycles of Stars Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50213].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50213].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What is a Star? - Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 5 - What is a Star? - Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[137890].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[137890].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Types of Stars Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Constellations Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Constellations Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 9 - Star Gazing Activities
Lesson 10 - Big Dipper Activities
Lesson 11 - Star Activities for Kids
Lesson 12 - The Sun Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - The Sun Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 14 - Life Cycle of the Sun: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[300377].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[300377].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 15 - Sun Facts: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[139783].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[139783].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 16 - Sunspots Activities & Games
Lesson 17 - Solar Flare Activities & Games
Lesson 18 - Solar Eclipse Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 19 - Solar Eclipse Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Solar Eclipse Activities & Games
Lesson 21 - The Moon Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - The Moon Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 23 - Phases of the Moon Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Moon Phases: Names & Sequence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31122].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31122].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 25 - Phases of the Moon Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 26 - Phases of the Moon Activities & Games
Lesson 27 - Moon Phases Project Ideas
Lesson 28 - Moon Activities & Games
Lesson 29 - Moon Art Projects for Kids
Lesson 30 - Full Moon Activities & Games
Lesson 31 - Lunar Eclipse Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 32 - Lunar Eclipse Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Lunar Landforms Activities
Lesson 34 - Lunar Eclipse Activities & Games
Lesson 35 - Sun, Moon & Earth Activities for Middle School
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Lesson 1 - Space Exploration Lesson Plan for Kids
Lesson 2 - Space Exploration Lesson for Kids: History, Timeline & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[205111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[205111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Mars Rovers Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Mars Rovers: Curiosity, Opportunity, & Spirit Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[289359].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[289359].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - NASA Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - NASA Facts: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[145144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[145144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - NASA Activities & Games
Lesson 8 - Astronaut Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 9 - Astronauts Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76129].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76129].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Neil Armstrong Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Apollo 11 Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Apollo 13: History, Mission & Crew Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452109].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452109].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - Almost Astronauts Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone: Summary & Characters Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[343141].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[343141].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 15 - Space Shuttle Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 16 - The Space Shuttle Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76131].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76131].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 17 - Space Shuttle Activities & Games
Lesson 18 - Space Travel Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 19 - Space Travel Lesson for Kids: Facts & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[338211].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[338211].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 20 - Space Race Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 21 - Space Race Activities & Games
Lesson 22 - International Space Station Activities & Games
Lesson 23 - Space Exploration Activities & Games
Lesson 24 - Sally Ride Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Saturn V Rocket: History, Size & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452081].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452081].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 26 - Mission to Mars Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Mission to Mars Activities
Lesson 28 - Astronomy Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 29 - Astronomy Projects for Middle School
Lesson 30 - Astronomy Activities
Lesson 31 - Hubble Telescope Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Hubble Telescope Activities & Games
Lesson 33 - Telescope Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - Telescope Activities for Kids

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