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Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

 
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Lunar Samples Activity

8th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Moon, and Sun
8th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Moon rocks - rock!

 
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Observing the Sun

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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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Introduction and Pre-Assessment

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Do your students already know that the moon has phases? Do they know that the sun moves across the sky? Find out today what prior knowledge they bring!

 
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It's a Pattern! The Moon's Phases

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why can't you book a hotel room on the moon? It's always full! Today we teach students about the phases of the moon. And we make models using Oreo cookies!

 
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The Predictable Patterns of the Sun and the Seasons

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The days are getting longer!! That means summer is coming! In this lesson students discover this relationship by interpreting graphs and making claims about their findings!

 
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Day and Night: The Hokey Pokey

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Hokey Pokey time! "You put your front in, you put your front out. You put your front in, and you shake it all about. When you face the sun, it’s daytime now. That’s what it’s all about!" Let's have fun teaching the Earth and Sun's relationship.

 
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Our Sky!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What objects are in the day sky and the night sky? How do they seem to move? Come and explore with us as we discover the sun, moon, planets and stars!

 
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Analyzing the Sun Data

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's time to analyze data today, and draw some conclusions. Just what do our data and observations tell us about the sun? Rise and shine, let's get started!

 
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The Sun, Facts and Figures

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine! What do your students know about the sun? What questions do they have? Can we find the answers?

 
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The Man in the Moon

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Your students will be "over the moon" for this lesson! Students observe the moon and begin to describe patterns, like the moon's phases.

 
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Where am I?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Let's launch into studying the solar system! This lesson allows students to identify where they are in this world - Earth.

 
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What is in the sky?

1st Grade Science » Unit: The Sun, Earth, and Moon
1st Grade Science » Unit: The Sun, Earth, and Moon
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Begin a unit observing patterns by describing distinguishing features of the sun, moon, and stars.

 
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Spatial Relations in Space-- Rotations and Revolutions

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Move it! Move it! Students get up and get active as they play the roles of the sun, earth, and moon, in order to learn what causes the patterns in the sky.

 
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Let's Observe the Sun - Day 1

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Let's get outside and observe the SUN!! Does our Sun have predictable patterns? In this series of "The Sun" lessons students will observe and describe our Sun's predictable patterns!

 
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Planning and Conducting a Moon Investigation

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How long does it take for the moon to go through a set of phases? More importantly, what does it look like when first graders plan an investigation? Here, students will *plan* and *conduct* an investigation of the moon's phases.

 
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moon landing image
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