This post will contain all of the grade 6 lessons on space. Students will be learning about the components of the solar system, including the Sun, Earth, and other planets, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. They will learn to connect the force of gravity concepts previously taught in our flight unit to the relationships found between celestial objects in space. Later in this section, students will investigate various technologies that are used in space exploration with a focus on Canada’s contribution to our understanding of space. We will begin by learning about stars, specifically, our most important and closest star.
Space Design Challenge!
Lesson 1: Introduction to Our Solar System
The Universe is Massive!
Solar System Simulator Activity (Make a copy for yourself in your Space folder and follow the instructions)
Lesson 2: That Glorious Old Sun
That Glorious Old Sun Research Activity link (Make a copy and add it to your space folder before beginning)
Lesson 3: The Earth’s Orbit and Seasons
Lesson 4: Phases of the Moon
- Complete this online worksheet on the phases of the moon and take a screenshot of the finished product. Place the screenshot here
- Where does the term ‘Blood Moon’ come from?
Bonus: Take this Quiz to see how well you know the phases
Lesson 5: Eclipses
Lesson 6: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, & Meteorites
Lesson 7: Spring and Neap Tides
Lesson 8: Planets and our Solar System
Lesson 9: Bill Nye Space Exploration
Space Exploration Video Worksheet (Make a copy, submit to your hand-in folder)
Lesson 10: Canadians in Space