Life in Space:
Adobe Reader Versions of Lessons

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Introductory Lesson: So What All Is Out There, Anyway?

Lesson Plan for Teachers

Part 1: Colonize the Solar System

Overview
Assignment 1– Planet Information
Assignment 1 notes for teachers
Assignment 2 – Requirements for Life
Assignment 2 notes for teachers
Assignment 3 – Drawing
Assignment 3 notes for teachers
Assignment 4 – Journal Entry
Assignment 4 notes for teachers
Final Project
Final Project notes for teachers
Lesson plan 1 – Motions of the Earth, Moon and Sun
Lesson Plan 2 – Lunar Phases
Lesson Plan 3 – Earth Seasons

Part 2: Build Your Own Planet

"Planet Preference Survey"
Introduction - Your Mission
Lesson plan for introduction

Lesson 1 – The Sun’s Habitable Zone
Lesson plan for lesson 1

Lesson 2 – Your Nearest Star’s Habitable Zone
Lesson plan for lesson 2

Lesson 3 – Albedo
Lesson plan for lesson 3

Lesson 4 – Atmosphere
Lesson plan for lesson 4

Lesson 5 – Final Planet Details
Lesson plan for lesson 5

Lesson 6 – Is It Living?
Lesson plan for lesson 6

Lesson 7 – Big Life or Tiny?
Lesson plan for lesson 7

“The History of Life on Earth”
Lesson 8 – History of Life
Lesson plan for lesson 8

Markers for the Timeline
Assignment 1 – Discovering a Life Form
Assignment 1 notes for teachers
Assignment 2 – Poster and Presentation
Assignment 2 notes for teachers

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Part 1 – Colonize the Solar System
Part 2: Build Your Own Planet


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