Reflection: Standards Alignment Observing the Sun - Section 3: Exploration


The NGSS standard states that students should use patterns in the sky to make predictions.  When we went out mid-day, I asked students to predict where the sun would be by the afternoon, based on its movement thus far.  This question helps students take the pattern to the next level, by using it to make predictions.  I will be reinforcing this pattern over the coming days as we go outside as a class.

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Observing the Sun

Unit 3: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Lesson 2 of 16

Objective: SWBAT observe and describe patterns in the sun's movement.

Big Idea: Put those sunglasses on! It's time to observe and measure the sun's position in the sky and how shadows change throughout the day.

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