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Journey Through the Universe with Nearpod

July 13, 2018The Nearpod Team

Did you know our bodies are made of stardust? The remnants of galaxies are within us today! Share these incredible facts and more as you journey through the universe on Space Exploration day, July 20th, with Nearpod. Astronomy is always a fun subject to spark your students’ interest in Science! Check out physical science collection below; astronomy is always a fun subject to ignite your students’ love for learning! 

Nasa eClips

With NASA eClips lessons students draw real-world connections to Earth and Physical Science concepts using short video segments and stimulating virtual expeditions. These 5E lessons promote a student-centered learning environment where students build their own understanding of new ideas.

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Starman by the Nearpod Team

In this space travel lesson, students investigate the SpaceX launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket and Starman’s journey in a Tesla Roadster in orbit to Mars. Students also observe an orbital simulation and predict when Starman will be closest to Mars. A great lesson to showcase current events in space exploration.


Amplify inspires students to read, write, and argue like scientists to gain a better understanding of the world, as the gain the foundational ELA skills.


Lifeliqe are interactive 3D models that augment classroom learning. Take students on a journey to outer space and beneath the Earth’s many layers to explore what our planet is made of, above and below the surface, with this 5E lesson.

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Nearpod featuring videos by BBC Worldwide

Nearpod has also developed over 150 lessons for elementary and secondary school students that feature BBC videos. You can find an exciting new video on a variety of real-world issues and almost any topic that challenge students to think critically. Explore 5 ways to use BBC videos to promote student inquiry. In this lesson, students will learn about autonomous robots and debate some of the ethical questions surrounding these man-made machines

Students learn key background information including what constellations are, how they can be identified, and how the patterns of the stars change from season to season.

Looking for more space exploration lessons for your classroom?

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