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Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

 
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Measuring Time as the Earth Rotates and Revolves

5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students construct a Sun, Earth, & Moon model to demonstrate the rotation and revolution of Earth. Students also conduct online research to explore the relationships between Earth's motions and the measurement of time.

 
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Patterns of the Moon

5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students obtain and evaluate information on the moon phases using multiple resources, including a moon phase calendar, video, online text, and a hands-on model.

 
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student observing moon
   

Constellation Patterns

5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students evaluate and communicate information on the apparent movement of constellations using a variety of resources: interactive star map, planisphere, videos, modeled demonstration, and online resources.

 
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student with star wheel
   

Exploring Daily Shadow Changes

5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students explore how their shadows change throughout the day. Then, students graph the length of their shadows using a bar graph and draw conclusions.

 
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Plaid Pete is On the Move!

5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe
5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What causes day and night? Students collect data, construct line graphs, and analyze patterns in natural phenomena to construct claims supported by evidence.

 
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Rotation and Revolution of the Earth around the Sun

5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun and Earth Connection
5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun and Earth Connection
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The movement of the Earth around the Sun is the basis for understanding other solar system patterns that relate to day and night, the length of day, shadows, eclipses, and other phenomena.

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The Earth's Seasonal Patterns

5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will explore the seasons on Earth using graphs, videos, online reading, and demonstrations. At the end of this lesson, students will explain how the Earth's revolution and tilt affect the seasonal temperatures on Earth.

 
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The Sun, Earth, and Moon Relationship

5th Grade Science » Unit: Out Of This World- A Journey Through Our Solar System
5th Grade Science » Unit: Out Of This World- A Journey Through Our Solar System
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will create a model illustrating the movement of the Earth and Moon in relation to the Sun.

 
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Connecting Shadows with the Sun's Altitude

5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun & Earth' s Patterns
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students explore the angle of the sun in the sky and how it affects the temperature and shadows on Earth using a computer simulation and researching an online text.

 
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student researching
   

What Affects the Brightness of Stars

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Place In Space
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Place In Space
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will brain storm ideas on what makes stars appear brighter, then test those ideas using flashlights.

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brightness of stars
   

Our Solar System

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Place In Space
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Place In Space
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will compare and contrast the inner planets and the outer planets and identify a unique characteristic about each of the planets.

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Constellations are Seasonal

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Place In Space
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Place In Space
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will work in groups to create an image of an assigned constellation. We will then use these images in our model as we investigate why we only see some constellations at certain times of the year.

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You Are My Sunshine- The Sun's Role

5th Grade Science » Unit: Out Of This World- A Journey Through Our Solar System
5th Grade Science » Unit: Out Of This World- A Journey Through Our Solar System
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use the sun's heat and light energy to change the color of beads.

 
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Why Does my Shadow Change? Day 1

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Place In Space
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Place In Space
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students build a model to investigate how the position of the sun affects a shadow.

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Calculating Photoperiods (Lengths of Days)

5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun and Earth Connection
5th Grade Science » Unit: The Sun and Earth Connection
Jennifer Mutch
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The length of a day or photoperiod, changes depending on the time of year. Students will look for patterns in these changes and understand why these changes occur.

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