Introduction to Astronomy Unit



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Embark on an illuminating journey through the cosmos with this Introduction to Astronomy Unit – a high-quality resource designed to ignite students’ curiosity about the wonders of the universe. This no-prep unit serves as an excellent foundation for any astronomy course, inviting students to ponder essential questions such as “What is astronomy?” and “What pieces of evidence do astronomers use to prove Earth is rotating and revolving?”


Within this engaging unit, students will delve into a myriad of terms and concepts integral to the study of astronomy, including the celestial sphere, azimuth, zenith, rotation, the Coriolis effect, circumpolar star trails, the Foucault pendulum, revolution, seasons, and constellations.


Through interactive activities, captivating discussions, and hands-on labs, students will unravel the mysteries of the cosmos while developing a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of celestial phenomena and our own planet’s place in the vast expanse of space.



  • 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


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


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