Q2W1-5 Science

TeacherCasandra Sprague
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level5th
Week #October 9th-November 8th
Unit of InstructionSolar Systems and Galaxies
Standard(s) Taught
  • SC.5.E.5.3
  • SC.5.E.5.2
  • SC.5.E.5.1
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Part 1

Students will:
• review that Earth rotates on its axis one time every 24 hours. • review that Earth revolves (orbits) around the sun in one year. • review how the appearance of the moon changes each night. • review how patterns of stars (constellations) appear to shift across the sky nightly. • review that different star patterns can be seen in different seasons. • distinguish among the following objects in the Solar System: sun, planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. • identify the position and sequential order of objects within the Solar System in relation to the sun using models (e.g., Earth, other planets, inner/outer planets, asteroid belt, stars, moons). • identify major common characteristics of all planets (tilt on an axis, mass, gravity, revolving/orbiting around a star, rotation, presence of an atmosphere). • compare the similarities among and differences between the characteristics of inner and outer planets (composition, size, atmospheres, relative temperature, moons, rings, relative length of year based on distance from the sun).
Part 2
Students will: • review that the sun is a star that emits energy in the form of light and heat. • review that stars are made of gases. • review how stars can be different: brightness, size, temperature/color. • review how a star’s appearance (brightness and size) is affected by its distance from Earth. • describe the composition of a galaxy (gas, dust, and many stars, including any objects orbiting the stars). • identify our home galaxy as the Milky Way
Classroom Activities
WEEK 1
  • Activity: Where in the world are we?!
  • Fusion Book: pgs.63-80
  • Video: Bill Nye “The planets”
WEEK 2-3
  • Short Time lapse of constellations video “SKY-VIEWS CONSTELLATIONS SOLAR SYSTEM AND GALAXIES LABELED TIME LAPSE NGC 2632 BEEHIVE CLUSTER”
  • Fusion Book pgs.83-92
  • Solar System/Galaxy review centers and study cards.
  • Video: Documentary “Cosmos: A space time Odyssey”
Week 4-5
  • Rotation vs. Revolution activities
  • Creating  a model
  • Moon phases and how our moon moves through space
  • Space Day Activities
Assignments Due
  • October 31st students are expected to have researched a space day topic and either dress up or bring 3 props related to that topic along with factual informational clues about their topic.
  • Fusion Book Pages 63-92
  • notebook activities
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