5th Grade Science NGSS Aligned Unit About Earth's Place in the Universe

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Do you need a science curriculum that is aligned to the NGSS?

  • This fifth-grade earth science unit fits the bill! We have researched each standard, so nothing goes untaught.
  • It comes with:

- 8 detailed lessons, so you can reclaim your nights and weekends.

  • Lesson 1 - What Do We Know About the Stars?
  • Lesson 2 - Learning About Specific Stars
  • Lesson 3 - How Big is the Sun in Relation to the Planets?
  • Lesson 4 - Writing a Claim
  • Lesson 5 - The Sun's Shadows
  • Lesson 6 - The Earth's Rotation and Revolution
  • (Patterns of Day and Night and Seasons)
  • Lesson 7 - Stars and Constellations
  • Lesson 8 - Seasonal Appearances of Stars and the Night Sky

Included within this resource are:

  • the standards
  • tips and suggestions
  • suggested YouTube Videos and books
  • Age Appropriate Website Suggestions for Data Collection
  • Astronomer Poster
  • 4 Night Sky Posters
  • The Big Dipper, Star Trails, Solar System, and Star Life Cycle Posters
  • "I can" statement cards
  • Short Reading Passage about Stars
  • Star Task Cards and Answer Keys
  • Light Experiment
  • Making a Model of the Solar System Instructions
  • Data Collection Sheets for Sunrise and Sunset
  • Final Project Guidelines and Rubrics
  • 9 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

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76 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

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