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Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

 
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Phases Of The Moon

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The phases of the Moon depend on how much of the sunlit side of the Moon faces Earth. Students create a model to show the changes that occur as a result of the movement of the Moon.

 
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Seasons & Tides

8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students create an Earth-Sun-moon model to explain seasons and tides.

 
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Lunar Phases

8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Through a series of flexible activities students create a model to explain lunar cycles.

 
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Solar & Lunar Eclipses

8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Through the use of models and simulations, students explain the patterns of eclipses.

 
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total eclipse
   

Return To The Moon

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Make sure reading is part of learning science. Using reading strategies in the content area will engage and interest students in the concepts while building skills and confidence.

 
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Introduction to Insolation

Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this introductory lesson, students get a chance to chart out some important lines of latitude and explore why the solstices and equinoxes are important dates on the solar calendar in terms of the Sun's position

 
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Solar Eclipse Lesson for 8/21/2017

8th Grade Science » Unit: Solar System
8th Grade Science » Unit: Solar System
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Get ready for August 21, 2017 - solar eclipse will be observed in the US.

 
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Lunar Eclipse Lesson for 9/28/2015 or 9/16/2016

8th Grade Science » Unit: Solar System
8th Grade Science » Unit: Solar System
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A Lunar Eclipse is arriving to North America on September 28, 2015 and September 16, 2016. What a great way to start out the year! Will your students be ready?

 
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Apparent Motion of the Sun

Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students analyze and create altitude diagrams, or images of the Sun's path at specific times of the year, in this challenging and engaging lesson

 
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How Can You Make A Sundial?

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How did man first learn to measure time? Investigate to find out. If the sun is shining, you don't need a watch because the Sun makes an excellent clock.

 
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Revolution & Insolation

Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson has student's explore where the Sun hits the zenith at different latitudes during different points of the year and how daylight changes at those different latitudes throughout the year

 
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Model Rocket Challenge

8th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design
8th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Consider this your students' first step into model rocket flight.

 
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model rocket challenge
   

How To Observe Jupiter

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The universe is made up of galaxies that have stars and planets. Understanding these stars and planets will help students learn how those objects affect their life.

 
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