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Astronomy Unit Study

Search the skies with the MatchCard Science Astronomy Unit Study. Hands-on projects teach the Earth's revolution, the phases of the moon, the sun and stars, solar and lunar eclipses, asteroids, meteors, types of galaxies and more.

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Astronomy Objectives

Here are the objectives for your Astronomy unit study.
1. Contrast the rotation and revolution of the earth.
2. List the order of planets in our solar system.
3. Order the lunar phases chronologically.
4. Explain the location of the sun, earth and moon during a lunar eclipse.
5. Explain the location of the sun, earth and moon during a solar eclipse..
6. Describe the composition of the sun and stars.
7. Identify the constellations related to the North Star.
8. identify other constellations visible in the Northern hemisphere.
9. Compare meteors, asteroids, and comets.
10. Evaluate the size of galaxies in light years.

Astronomy MatchCards

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The Matchcards are great for teaching and reinforcing the objectives. There is one MatchCard for each of the objectives listed above.

The MatchCards give you:
  • A simple diagram of the concept
  • Information pieces to place on the student card as a game
  • Instructor's card with all the answers, a suggested activity for teaching
  • A system for built in review


>Every week you will use the corresponding MatchCard to teach the objective. In addition, the students review 5 previously learned MatchCards two or three times per week. This game-like activity is a favorite activity of many students. The Instructor's Guide gives you more ideas on organizing and using the MatchCards.

Get the MatchCard Science Astronomy Unit Study

The Astronomy Unit Study is available in three forms:
  • Free Unit Study (student materials only)
  • Purchase the download (Instructor's Guide, Student MatchCards, Answer Key, Learning Activities)
  • Purchase the soft cover book (same as above, but mailed to your home

Downloadable Unit Study: $8.99

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Student MatchCards: Free

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All student materials are included in each of the paid formats. For your convenience here is a list of all free MatchCard Science curriculum downloads.

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