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This lesson introduces students to the space environment. It covers the major differences between the environment on Earth and that of outer space. This lesson challenges them to think about how their bodies would change and adapt in the unique environment of space.

Students explore the outermost planets of our solar system: Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They also learn about characteristics of Pluto and its interactions with Neptune. Students learn a little about the history of space travel as well as the different technologies that engineers develop to make space travel and scientific discovery possible.

 

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Students are introduced to the basic known facts about the universe, and how engineers help us explore the many mysteries of space. 

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This resource discusses the effects of gravity on animals and describes how animals have adapted by developing stronger bones, muscles and hearts.

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A biome is an area with a specific climate and the life forms that live together. Biomes can be divided into deserts, grasslands, rain forests, deciduous forests, coniferous forests, tundra and aquatic environments. This resource describes the rain forest biome.

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This lesson introduces students to natural disasters and explains the difference between natural hazards and natural disasters.

This resource describes the life cycle of butterflies and moths and compares the two. Several illustrations accompany the explanations.

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This resource describes the formation of mountain ranges.

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This resource describes the planet Earth.

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There are many valuable activities in this guide that you can do with just the book. As you read through this guide to prepare for your classes, you can select additional activities that you are able to carry out with the supplies you have have available.

There are many valuable activities in this guide that you can do with just the book. As you read through this guide to prepare for your classes, you can select additional activities that you are able to carry out with the supplies you have have available.

This time line gives a brief account of Einstein's life from his birth in 1879 to his death in 1955.

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This short resource answers the question 'Is it true that no two snow crystals are alike?'. It describes the unique formation of snow crystals and discusses the affects of atmospheric conditions on them.

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Students explore Mercury and Venus, the first and second planets nearest the Sun. They learn about the planets' characteristics, including their differences from Earth. Students also learn how engineers are involved in the study of planets by designing equipment and spacecraft to go where it is too dangerous for humans.

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This is a map of the solar system which illustrates the relative size of each planet and its distance from the sun. 

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