This complete unit is a collection of my ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE resources
found in my EARTH SCIENCE CURRICULUM - THE COMPLETE COURSE ~ 5E MODEL
and is now being offered as an individual unit for purchase.
– If you have purchased Nitty Gritty Physical Science Bundles in the past, resources from this unit may be included. If so, please use the links below the description
to add only what you need to complete your Astronomy and Space Science Unit or to see a preview of each resource:
The Astronomy and Space Science Unit
includes the following main concepts:
• Earth’s Motion
• The Moon – Earth’s Satellite
• The Solar System
• The Planets
• Stars and Galaxies
• Space Exploration
The unit incorporates instructional strategies that give students the ability to master these scientific topics
and allows them to:
• Explain what causes the cycle of seasons on Earth
• Explain how Earth moves in space (tilt, rotation)
• Describe factors that keep moon and Earth in orbit
• Explain phases of moon
• Describe solar and lunar eclipses
• Identify cause of tides
• Identify the objects in the solar system
• Describe inner planets and outer planets
• Explain how a star forms
• Identify major types of galaxies
• Explain a shuttle laun
Nitty Gritty Science Units are based on the 5 E MODEL
and include the following resources:
• TEACHER-LED DEMO
that promotes inquiry, illuminates key concepts and, most importantly, leads to heightened curiosity.
• GUIDED INQUIRY LAB
that uses processes that are referred to as inquiry process skills
which include observing, predicting, classifying, measuring, inferring, controlling variables, manipulating materials, interpreting data and experimenting.
• SCIENCE INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS
use creative activities to motivate students to process information and demonstrate critical thinking.
• EDITABLE NOTES AND POWERPOINTS
prepared by Nitty Gritty Science save you time and help you with presenting a successful lecture. The notes
serve to guide students through the teacher’s presentation and are editable
so you, as the teacher, can adjust the information you want the students to fill in. The editable PowerPoint
helps the teacher present the content in an orderly fashion using visual aids to enhance the presentation.
• SCIENCE STATIONS
provide an engaging way for students to extend their knowledge and skills by working independently of the teacher
in small groups or pairs.
• TASK CARDS
are a collection of review cards to be used for review, such as game-style review, group review, one-on-one tutoring, bell ringers, exit slips, the list goes on.
• CHAPTER TESTS
prepared by Nitty Gritty Science use a variety of item formats that help assess different levels of student thinking and skills.
The items used in the tests include multiple-choice, completion, interpreting diagrams and essays. However, if more would like to be added, all tests are editable.
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