The solar system is part of the Milky Way, which is one of billions of galaxies.
Recommended forGrade 6
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This captivating course provides a comprehensive exploration of the universe, encompassing its age, size, and the diverse objects it holds. Students will delve into the Big Bang theory, the solar system, gravitational force, asteroids, meteors, comets, and the enigmatic nature of space.
The course begins by unraveling the mysteries of the universe's vastness and age, building a solid understanding of its immense scale and billions of years of existence. Students will explore the fascinating attributes of planets, stars, and galaxies, gaining insight into their formation, composition, and unique characteristics. The solar system will be examined, with a focus on the inner and outer planets, as well as the intriguing moons that accompany them.
Additionally, the course delves into the fundamental principles that govern the workings of the universe. Students will explore gravitational force and its impact on celestial bodies, including planets and galaxies. They will also investigate the formation and significance of asteroids and asteroid belts, as well as the intriguing phenomena of meteors, meteorites, and comets.
Furthermore, the course explores Earth's dynamic relationship with space, covering topics such as Earth's tides, latitudes, rotation, and revolution. Students will gain an understanding of day and night cycles and the causes of seasonal changes. The course also provides a unique perspective by exploring the First Peoples' views on space, allowing students to appreciate indigenous cosmology and its profound connection to the natural world.
By the end of the course, students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the universe, its objects, and the fundamental principles that govern it. They will have gained insights from scientific, cultural, and historical perspectives, fostering a sense of wonder and curiosity for the mysteries that lie beyond our world. This knowledge will serve as a solid foundation for further studies or careers in astronomy, astrophysics, or related fields.
9 Sets of Slides with notes & activities
9 Exit Tickets - Formative Assessments
10 Online Classes
60+ Learning Resources
1 Quiz - Summative Assessment
- The universe: age and size
- Objects of the universe: planets, stars, galaxies
- The Big Bang theory
- The solar system: inner and outer planets
- Gravitational force in space
- Asteroids and the asteroids belt
- Meteors, meteorites and comets
- Moons of the solar system
- Earth's tilt and latitude
- Earth's rotation: day and night
- Earth's revolution: seasons
- Canada's contribution to space exploration
- Space as an extreme environment
- First Peoples perspective on space