The Unstoppable Universe (5th
A Closer Look textbook
By, Amanda Dempsey
Hudson Elementary School, Arizona
Layer – 5 points each. Choose any 8 for a total of 40
chapters and keep notes in space log.
three tab foldable study guide that finishes these statements:
pull of gravity depends on…
object stays in orbit because…
of Earth’s rotation…
vocabulary flash cards for the bolded terms in Chapter 8.
a poster that shows either a lunar eclipse or solar eclipse and how an
the phases of the moon (as seen from earth) in a sequence chart. Start
with the new Moon.
to www.macmillanmh.com and watch how
gravity causes tides. Write a paragraph describing the site
and telling about 2 new things you learned from it.
a Venn Diagram that compares two of the planets in the solar system.
the surface of one of the inner planets. Then draw an
illustration of what the planet’s surface might look like. Be
prepared to explain your illustration to the class.
about NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Mission and answer the following
caused the Voyager spacecraft to be propelled from one planet toward
did scientists benefit from the Voyager missions?
a sequence chart that explains as well as has an illustration for each
of the stages of a medium sized star.
Layer – 10 points each. Choose 3 for a total of 30 points.
your star chart, try to find at least 4 constellations at
night. Make a sketch of the constellations you saw as well as
explain how you can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris.
supernovas that have been seen in the last thousand years.
Pick 2 supernovas and describe the last time they were seen.
the following questions to determine the weight of objects on other
.38, Venus .91, Earth 1.00, Mars
.38, Jupiter 2.53, Saturn 1.07, Neptune
.90, Uranus 1.14
the Mars Exploration Rover, weighs 1700 Newtons on Earth. How
much would it weigh on Mars?
Astronaut weighs 910 Newtons on Earth. How many Newtons would
the astronaut weigh on Venus?
a dog weighs 290 Newtons on Earth, how much would the dog weigh on each
two other classmates, first explain the importance of gravity and what
it does. Secondly, act out what would happen if gravity
stopped working. You must create posters and props for your
the moon. Write song lyrics about the Moon. Write
down any statements made about the Moon in your song.
Identify each as either fact or opinion.
Layer - 15 points each. Choose 2 for a total of 30
Make a chart and record the revolution data from the diagram
on your chart. Also, calculate how old you be if
you lived on each of the planets.
87.96, Venus 224.68, Earth 365.26, Mars 686.98, Jupiter
4,331.98, Saturn 10,760.56, Neptune 60,198.50, and Uranus
the “How Far apart are the Planets?” inquiry activity. All
planets and distances should be recorded on the role of paper towels.
with a partner to complete the “How does Distance Affect how Bright a
Star Appears?” lab. Make sure to record your
answers to numbers 4 and 5 and turn them in.