Windows to the Universe
Lesson Plans and Activities for the Classroom
www.windows2universe.org

Beginner Level

Welcome educators!

Click the topics to the right to find hands-on activites for your classroom that relate to Windows to the Universe content. Some of the activities in this section were developed by our team of content developers and expert teachers. Others are ones that we use and recomend.

These activities are appropriate (or could be easily adapted) for elementary school (i.e. K-5 classrooms). The Science Standards addressed are on each activity page.

Find activities about...

Our Solar System

Atmosphere and Weather

Geology, Oceans, and Life

Sun and Spaceweather

Physics and Chemistry

Special Curriculum from NASA

The Solar System

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Atmosphere and Weather

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Geology, Oceans, and Life

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Sun and Spaceweather

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Physics and Chemistry

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Special Curriculum from NASA

These activities do not appear in the normal Windows to the Universe format. They are full curriculum units that NASA has offered that may be helpful in the classroom.

Galileo Curriculum Module Activities based on the Jupiter Galileo mission including many puzzles, math activities, questions and answers

Solar System Puzzle Kit Comprehensive activity in which students make an eight cube version of the solar system.

Windows to the Universe
Lesson Plans and Activities for the Classroom
www.windows2universe.org

Intermediate Level

Welcome educators!

Click the topics to the right to find hands-on activites for your classroom that relate to Windows to the Universe content. Some of the activities in this section were developed by our team of content developers and expert teachers. Others are ones that we use and recomend.

These activities are appropriate (or could be easily adapted) for middle school (i.e. grades 6-9). The Science Standards addressed are on each activity page.

Find activities about...

Our Solar System

Atmosphere and Weather

Geology and Geography

Climate, Oceans, and Life

Sun and Spaceweather

Physics and Chemistry

Special Curriculum from NASA

The Solar System

Back to top

Atmosphere and Weather

Back to top

Geology and Geography

Climate, Oceans, and Life

Back to top

Sun and Spaceweather

Back to top

Physics and Chemistry

Back to top

Special Curriculum from NASA

These activities do not appear in the normal Windows to the Universe format. They are full units (many lasting more than a week) that NASA has offered that may be helpful in the classroom.

Charting the Planets Using charts to discover planet characteristics

Galileo Curriculum Module Activities based on the Jupiter Galileo mission including many puzzles, math activities, questions and answers

Solar System Puzzle Kit Comprehensive activity in which students make an eight cube version of the solar system.

Space Based Astronomy Teacher's Guide Activities, experiments, and readings dealing with NASA's space based astronomy

The Whole World in Your Hands Activities dealing with hydrology, scientific observation and data gathering

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Windows to the Universe
Lesson Plans and Activities for the Classroom
www.windows2universe.org

Advanced Level

Welcome educators!

Click the topics to the right to find hands-on activites for your classroom that relate to Windows to the Universe content. Some of the activities in this section were developed by our team of content developers and expert teachers. Others are ones that we use and recomend.

These activities are appropriate (or could be easily adapted) for high school (i.e. grades 9-12). The Science Standards addressed are on each activity page.

Find activities about...

Our Solar System

Atmosphere and Weather

Geology and Geography

Climate, Oceans, and Life

Sun and Spaceweather

Physics and Chemistry

Special Curriculum from NASA

The Solar System

Back to top

Atmosphere and Weather

Back to top

Geology and Geography

Climate, Oceans, and Life

Back to top

Sun and Spaceweather

Back to top

Physics and Chemistry

Back to top

Special Curriculum from NASA

These activities do not appear in the normal Windows to the Universe format. They are full units (many lasting more than a week) that NASA has offered that may be helpful in the classroom.

Charting the Planets Using charts to discover planet characteristics

Galileo Curriculum Module Activities based on the Jupiter Galileo mission including many puzzles, math activities, questions and answers

Space Based Astronomy Teacher's Guide Activities, experiments, and readings dealing with NASA's space based astronomy

The Whole World in Your Hands Activities dealing with hydrology, scientific observation and data gathering

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