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  • Our Beautiful Planet

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    Our Beautiful Planet

  • How Do Planets Orbit the Sun?

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    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about representations of the solar system. The probe is designed to reveal students’ ideas about the overall shape of the solar system and the planets…

  • Taking the Pulse of Our Planet With Nature’s Notebook

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  • Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

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  • Using Big Data to Understand the History of Planet Earth

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  • Take a Planet Walk

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    Physical models in the classroom “cannot be expected to represent the full-scale phenomenon with complete accuracy, not even in the limited set of characteristics being studied” (AAAS 1990). Therefore, by modifying a…

  • Our Growing Planet

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    Children are naturally curious and passionate about taking care of the world around them. To capitalize on these interests, the unit described in this article was the result of a schoolwide theme entitled People and the…

  • Scope on the Skies: Dance of the planets

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    This article highlights the movements of the planets during the months of November and December. It includes a set of observation-based questions for students, and the dates to observe the various phases of the moon.…

  • Scope on the Skies: Planets on the Move

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    This column focuses on astronomy throughout the year. In this month’s issue read about the orbital paths of the planets.

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