Which is bigger: A comet, meteor, or asteroid?
Which is further away: The moon or the International Space Station?
Which is older: comets or the sun?
Which is hotter: Lightning or magma?
Find out the answer to these questions and more with this fun activating activity!
This comparing objects in the universe activity is sure to get your students thinking deeply and talking about the objects in our solar system and beyond while also giving them an introduction to the relative scale of objects in relation to both their size and distance from Earth.
Who is this comparing objects in the universe resource for?
This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9.
Uses for this product:
- An independent work station in a set of stations
- Differentiation – Assign this activity as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
- Extension activity for early finishers
- Use as a square on a Choice Board
- Student Sheet PDF
- Student Sheet Digital (Google Slides)
- Answer Key Presentation (Google Slides)
Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color with answer key. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Drawing version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.
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NGSS STANDARDS COVERED BY THIS COMPARING OBJECTS IN THE UNIVERSE: