Observable Patterns of the Sky Activities for 5th Grade Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the observable patterns of the sky. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Observable Patterns of the Sky 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Observable Patterns of the Sky 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 Observable Patterns of the Sky 5E Lesson, students will be able to 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. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include the position and motion of Earth with respect to the sun and selected stars that are visible only in particular months.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include causes of seasons.]
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the observable patterns of the sky unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
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