Mystery Science: Why Do the Stars Change With the Seasons?
Mystery Science

In this Mystery, students will be introduced to the Earth’s orbital movement around the Sun, as a means of seeing why the constellations change.

Crash Course Kids: Why No Polar Pineapples - Episode 11.2
Crash Course Kids

In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina chats about how the tilt of the Earth makes for both prime and not-so-prime growing conditions for things like pineapples.

Crash Course Kids: Orbits are Odd - Episode 22.2
Crash Course Kids

Did you know that there is a massive Black Hole at the center of our Galaxy? Or that Pluto’s orbit is really… weird? T

Siemens STEM Day: This Is How I See It
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will construct interactive lunar cycle models to illustrate the phases of the Moon in 3 dimensions.

California Academy of Sciences: Kinesthetic Astronomy - Earth's Rotation
California Academy of Sciences

This kinesthetic activity will demonstrate concepts like rotation and orbit, clarify movement and direction, and help students understand why earthlings see different things in the sky.

California Academy of Sciences: Kinesthetic Astronomy - Longer Days, Shorter Nights
California Academy of Sciences

This kinesthetic activity demonstrates to students that the earth’s tilt is what is responsible for shifting light patterns and the change in seasons.

California Academy of Sciences: Kinesthetic Astronomy - Mars Opposition Dance
California Academy of Sciences

Because of the different amounts of time it take for Mars and the Earth to each orbit the sun, it sometimes may look like Mars is traveling backwards. In this interactive lesson, students will learn what “retrograde” and “opposition” means in astronomy while modeling this phenomenon.

California Academy of Sciences: Kinesthetic Astronomy - The Meaning of a Year
California Academy of Sciences

In this interactive lesson, students will use kinesthetic techniques to model Earth’s orbit around the Sun for a year.