Early Childhood

Astronomy Misconception Lesson

What would be a fun and exciting lesson to teach about astronomy that may solve common misconceptions that third grade students may have?

Ann Wallace
Ann Wallace
170 Activity Points

You might try adapting something from this kinesthetic astronomy program: http://www.spacescience.org/education/extra/kinesthetic_astronomy/ I had an intern do it with a particularly wiggly 6th grade class and it worked great, many fewer misconceptions about motion of Earth, seasons and the moon than usual! Good luck- astronomy is tricky because of scale. Even I have a hard time picturing it sometimes!

Sarah Benton Feitlinger
Sarah Benton
1740 Activity Points

Hi Ann, I have created a YouTube channel called FunScienceDemonstrations that is home to hundreds of free video demonstrations. The videos are all common core aligned and cover a variety of topics. Here is the link to the playlist of videos that cover Earth and Space topics. There are a multitude of video demonstrations that can easily be recreated in the classroom to help your students understand. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLat8Jejmdx1sa0MOWmvZ_f3Z-IeOZmtRv Hope you find this helpful, Dr. George Mehler Ed.D., Temple University

George Mehler
George Mehler
725 Activity Points

Leslie Bolton
leslie bolton
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Leslie Bolton
leslie bolton
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