Introduction to Astronomy Unit



This no-prep unit is a great introduction to any astronomy course, as it addresses what astronomy is and the pieces of evidence astronomers use to prove Earth is rotating and revolving.

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Students are introduced to the following terms and concepts: astronomy, celestial sphere, azimuth, zenith, rotation, Coriolis effect, circumpolar star trails, Foucault pendulum, revolution, seasons, constellations, etc.

The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Introduction to Astronomy Lesson Plan
  • Introduction to Astronomy Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Introduction to Astronomy PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • To Space or Not to Space Writing Assignment, Teacher Notes & Rubric
  • Hubble Space Telescope Activity
  • Rotation/Revolution Lesson Plan
  • Rotation/Revolution PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Evidence of Earth’s Rotation Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Introduction to Astronomy Lab & Answer Key
  • Rotation/Revolution Quiz & Answer Key


Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 95+
Teaching Duration: 1 Week

Save 20% on this resource in the Astronomy Unit Bundle and in the Studying Space Unit Bundle.

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