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Astronomy Worksheets

Our astronomy worksheets teach students the celestial bodies moving across the sky.

Ten Different Astronomy Worksheets

Ten different astronomy objectives teach kids the fun of watching the night sky.

Compare Earth's Rotation and Revolution

Earths Rotation worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #1: Contrast the Earth's rotation and revolution and the effect of each.

Astronomy Projects: Demonstrate the earth's rotation and revolution. Make a sundial.

Read More: Earths Rotation and Revolution

Planets in Our Solar System

Solar System Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #2a: List the order of planets in our solar system. Compare each planet's diameter, distance to the sun, and orbit time.

Astronomy Projects Learn a neumonic to remember the order of the planets. Construct paper models of the planets to compare their size. Calculate how many birthdays you would have had on each planet. Calculate distance from the sun in astronimical units. Make a chart comparing size and number of moons.

Read More: What's in Our Solar System?

What Is A Planet

Planet Worksheet Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #2b: List the three characteristics of planets. Investigate if Pluto is a planet or not.

Astronomy Projects Engage in a debate about whether Pluto should continue to be excluded from the planets. Demonstrate differences in orbits.

Read More: Definition of A Planet

Lunar Phases

Moon Cycle Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #3: Order the lunar phases chronologically and identify the type of moon at any time in the night sky.

Astronomy Projects: Demonstrate the lunar phases with a light source and revolving chair. Make lunar matchcards and line them in the correct order. Diagram the movement of the moon over several hours at night.

Read More: Cycle of the Moon

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #4: Explain the location of the sun, earth and moon during a lunar eclipse.

Astronomy Projects: Demonstrate the location of sun, moon, and earth during a lunar eclipse. Use a cone over a flashlight to show the umbra and penumbra.

Read More: Cause of a Lunar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Moon Cycle Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #5: Explain the location of the sun, earth and moon during a solar eclipse.

Astronomy Projects: Demonstrate a partial and total eclipse with a flashlight. Play the eclipse paper plate game.

Read More: Solar Eclipse

Composition of the Sun

Moon Cycle Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #6: Describe the composition of the sun and stars.

Astronomy Projects: Play a guessing game. Do simple experiments with heat and light.

Read More: The Sun's Composition

NorthStar, Big Dipper, Little Dipper

North Star Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #7: Identify the constellations related to the North Star.

Astronomy Projects: Find the North Star, the Big Dipper, and the Little Dipper. With a sky chart, chart how the position of those two constellations move through the year, but the North Star does not.

Read More: Find the North Star and Constellations

Northern Constellations

Constellation Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #9: Identify five constellations visible in the Northern hemisphere all year.

Astronomy Projects: Find 5 constellations on the workpage and in the night sky. Use a merry go round to visualize why the constellations change location. Learn the legends of the constellations.

Read More: Common Constellations

More Stuff In Space: Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets

Moon Cycle Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #10: Compare meteors, asteroids, and comets.

Astronomy Projects: Make your own meteors, asteroids, and comets.

Read More: Meteors, Comets, and Asteroids

Galaxies Galore

Moon Cycle Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #11: Evaluate the size of our galaxy in light years.

Astronomy Projects: Explore the speed of light. Measure the location of the nearest star at a scale of 1 AU= 1mm. Make a galaxy in a jar and a nebula in a jar. Mix up some galactic putty and form the three different types of galaxies.

Read More: Galaxies

Make Your Own Sky chart and Sextant

sky chart worksheet sextant worksheet click to print arrow

Template to make your own sextant and sky charts

Read More: DIY Sky Charts and Sextants

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