Free Earth and Space Science Teacher Lessons
Science4Us helps you teach exemplary science lessons by keeping you informed, prepared, and organized. Access lesson information, teacher guides, and background information from the lesson plan pages for each Earth and Space Science module. Use Teacher Explains and Teachers Guides to learn background information, frame questions for class discussion, and prepare for common student misconceptions. In this resource, you can view portions of the Teacher Explain videos for the modules in Earth and Space.
Free History of Earth Teacher Lessons
The Earth has changed since its beginning and continues to change today. Most of the changes on Earth happen over such a long period of time they cannot be observed. In this module students experience how the Earth has changed over time and learn about the clues that are used to identify those changes.
Fossils of plants and animals, earthquakes and volcanoes are all evidence of how the Earth has changed over time and continues to change today.
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Free Materials Teacher Lessons
Everything is made up of different materials – even the Earth. Earth is made up of rock, water, and soil. This module provides students with the opportunity to explore Earth’s different materials and how living things utilize them.
Rocks, water, and soil are some of the materials that make up Earth.
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Free Features Teacher Lessons
Mountains, canyons, lakes, and rivers are some of Earth’s features. Although they give shape to the surface of the Earth, over time the movement of wind and water causes these features to change. In this module, students discover how weathering and erosion change Earth’s features over time.
Earth’s features are the natural shapes on the Earth’s crust. Made up of rock or water, they change due to weathering and erosion.
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Free Weather Teacher Lessons
Whether rainy, sunny, cloudy, or windy, the weather describes what it’s like outside every day. Knowing the patterns of weather can help you to be prepared. In this module students explore the different types of weather and the tools needed to observe, measure and record it.
Weather is how hot or cold, or wet or dry, it is outside from day to day. Weather can be observed and measured using tools.
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Free Exploring the Universe Teacher Lessons
The Universe contains everything, from stars and planets to solar systems and galaxies — even you. In this module, students will explore the different objects that make up the Universe and the tools we need to observe space.
We use special tools to observe the galaxies, stars, and solar systems found in the Universe.
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Free Earth In Space Teacher Lessons
Over and over, the Moon changes phase, day turns to night and spring becomes summer. These cycles of change happen as the Earth spins on its axis while orbiting around the sun. This module introduces students to the different cycles observed on Earth.
Earth’s motion and position in space results in predictable patterns of change, including day/night, seasons and the phases of the Moon.
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Earth and Space makes these vast and complex topics accessible and engaging for your students. Through play and imagination, language-rich activities, and hands-on explorations, your students will build the foundation for further study of our planet, our solar system, and the Universe.