A Closer Look at the Universe!!
6A - Review Facts about Astronomers
Birth & Death of a Star (Grade Astronomer pictures & facts)
Activity: Birth & Death of a Star- Act out scenario (music)
Handout: Birth & Death of a Star (Discuss the Star Cycles)
Review 1st Part of packet... A closer look at the Universe pgs 3-6
Continue with... A Look at the Universe - Packet (Questions due Thursday)
Begin Pocket Guide to the Universe in class
Describe some of the major objects in the universe. Finish pocket guide and explain why we use light years to measure distances in space. Discuss units of measure: feet, meters, miles, and kilometers. Activity: Measure side of building with 1 inch measuring tool. illustrate how far objects in space are from one another. Launch paper rocket to sun.
Explain that the sun is nearly 25 trillion miles away from our nearest star and light travels about 6 trillion miles a year, With such vast space in our Universe, we use Light years.
Bill Nye the Science Guy in Space - • Season 1 Episode 19 Outer Space
Work on questions in packet... A Close Look at the Universe