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Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.

 
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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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Patterns of Daylight

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Walking on sunshine! Let's focus on the sun today, including its movement and the effects.

 
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Seasons

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:

Build prior knowledge about the seasons to help students describe patterns that can be predicted.

 
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Review of Patterns in the Sky

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Sun up. Sun down. Connect to the prior space unit and refresh your students' memories about patterns in the sky.

 
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Exploring the Sun's Energy

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:

Did you say solar energy? In this lesson students will be scientists who investigate how temperatures change in the shade and in the sun. Let's find out why our Sun's patterns are helpful to the Earth!

 
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The Sun's Energy

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:

Come and learn all about temperature! Students will learn how to use a thermometer and use that information to investigate the daily pattern of the sun's solar energy!

 
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Seasons

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Challenge your scientists today with the question: How does the amount of daylight affect the seasons?

 
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Day 2: Observing Plants

1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will work with a variety of partners to continue to learn from each other and see a variety of ways students are recording observations. Students will also learn how to use their science notebooks to answer questions from peers.

 
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Data for Days

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Summer versus Winter, the NGSS battle of the seasons begins!

 
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Fall

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:

Students learn how patterns in the earth rotation during fall can be observed, described, and predicted.

 
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Spring

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:

Read, observe, create a cool model, and help students really understand the patterns created by the earth orbiting the sun.

 
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Arctic Nights

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Part 2
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does the amount of daylight change in the Arctic-- the land of the midnight sun?

 
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Day 4: Adding Color For Detailed Observations

1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today your students will continue to observe and record plant structures. The use of colored pencils to enhance and add specific detail to the observations will be introduced.

 
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Winter

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:

Help students learn to see patterns in the earth's tilt, orbit, and the amount of daylight in the winter.

 
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Day 3: A Closer Look At Plants

1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will take a closer look at the structure of plants by using hand lenses. Later on in the lesson, students will be exposed to the idea of using relevant vocabulary within their observations.

 
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