Earth's Rotation Activities for 5th Grade Science

The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the Earth's rotation. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

The Earth's Rotation 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Earth's Rotation Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.


The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.


After completing the Earth's Rotation 5E Lesson, students will be able to demonstrate that Earth rotates on its axis once approximately every 24 hours causing the day/night cycle and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.


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Essential Questions and Standards

Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the Earth's rotation unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.

Essential Questions
  • Why does the Sun appear to move across the sky during the day?
  • What causes night and day?
Standards
  • 5.8 C - Demonstrate that Earth rotates on its axis once approximately every 24 hours causing the day/night cycle and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky

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