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The Location of Earth

5th Grade Science

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The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

Big Idea:In this lesson, students explore the location of Earth by learning new vocabulary, watching a video, researching online sources, and sharing fact-based arguments.

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34 Resources

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Similar & Different Stars

5th Grade Science

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The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

Big Idea:In this lesson, students explore how stars are similar and different by researching online sources. Then, students construct evidence-based arguments using their research.

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31 Resources

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Investigating Star Brightness & Distance

5th Grade Science

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The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

Big Idea:In this lesson, students explore the brightness of stars by examining a photo of the night sky. Then, students use flashlights to investigate how distance impacts star brightness.

44 Resources

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44 Resources

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Investigating Star Brightness, Distance, Size, & Temperature

5th Grade Science

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The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

Big Idea:In this lesson, students explore the relationships between star brightness, distance, size, and temperature by examining the Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram and investigating with flashlights.

39 Resources

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39 Resources

54 Favorites

Measuring Time as the Earth Rotates and Revolves

5th Grade Science

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The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

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.

39 Resources

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39 Resources

136 Favorites

The Earth's Seasonal Patterns

5th Grade Science

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The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

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.

47 Resources

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47 Resources

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Exploring Daily Shadow Changes

5th Grade Science

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The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

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.

47 Resources

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47 Resources

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Connecting Shadows with the Sun's Altitude

5th Grade Science

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The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

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.

35 Resources

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35 Resources

30 Favorites

Patterns of the Moon

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

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.

40 Resources

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40 Resources

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Constellation Patterns

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

The Sun & Earth' s Patterns

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.

51 Resources

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51 Resources

65 Favorites