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The Night Sky


Curipod generated lesson: "The Night Sky". #5-7

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
Name an object (not man made!) that can be seen in the night sky?
2. Slide
60 seconds
describe the objects that you can see in the night sky describe the structure of the Universe.
Learning objective:
3. Slide
60 seconds
The night sky is the portion of the sky visible at night, which changes over the course of a day. The night sky can be seen with the naked eye or through telescopes and binoculars. Scientists study the night sky to explore our universe and learn more about the stars, planets, and galaxies.
Exploring the Night Sky
4. Slide
60 seconds
Constellation: A grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern in the night sky. Nebula: A large cloud of gas and dust in space, often visible in the night sky. Meteor Shower: A celestial event in which a number of meteors appear to radiate from one point in the night sky.
5. Slide
60 seconds
The night sky is so dark that the human eye can see up to 6,000 stars on a clear night! The Moon is actually moving away from the Earth at a rate of 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) per year! The constellation Orion is visible in both the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres!
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6. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a star, a planet, and a constellation in the night sky and how does this relate to the structure of the Universe?
7. Personalised Feedback
360 seconds
Which objects in the Night Sky give out their own light - how do they do this?
8. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a slice of pizza taking a selfie with a cartoon character
9. Poll
60 seconds
What is the brightest star in the night sky?
  • Sirius
  • Betelgeuse
  • Vega
10. Poll
60 seconds
What is the name of the galaxy that contains our solar system?
  • Whirlpool
  • Milky Way
  • Andromeda
11. Poll
60 seconds
What is a shooting star also known as?
  • Meteor
  • Comet
  • Asteroid
12. Poll
60 seconds
Which planet in our solar system can be seen shining brightly in the night sky, and often mistaken for a star?
  • Jupiter
  • Mars
  • Venus

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