Reflection: High Quality Task The Earth's Moon - Section 3: Activity


Since the whole point of making models is to help students develop a concrete understanding of an abstract concept, it was important to me that my students had time to explain how their model worked and what it represented. On this particular day, we ended up eating lunch in the classroom so as my students finished their lunch I asked them to come over one at a time and tell me about their model. All of them were able to identify all three components and tell me that the sun did not move and that the Earth and moon do! Mission: Accomplished!


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The Earth's Moon

Unit 12: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT explain information about the appearance of the moon as seen from Earth.

Big Idea: Using age-appropriate texts, students do some research of their own!

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Science, Earth and Space Science, sun, 1.E.1.1 Recognize differences in the features of the day and night sky and apparent movement of objects across the sky as observed from Earth. , First Grade, Moon
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