This is our complete guide to teaching about astronomy and seasons through observing a tree. This is a top-rated NGSS unit which as been used in many districts across the country. Teachers and students alike have enjoyed learning about the seasonal changes in weather and deciduous trees.
This unit takes place over the course of a whole school year and ties concepts of weather with changes in daylight and its affect on the Earth.
This research-backed unit incorporates three-dimensional learning sequences and focuses on equity and collaborative learning opportunities for all students. The engaging lessons, activities, and experiences allow children to see the science concepts in the world around them.
- 14 Learning Experiences
- Extensive Teacher Background Knowledge
- Lesson Tips and Walkthroughs
- Classroom Photographs
- Hands-on Manipulatives
- Model Scaffolds
- Data Recording Sheets
- Student Tree Observation Journal
- Vocabulary Cards
- Assessment Sheets
- Mentor Book List
- Extension Activities
- Classroom Discussion Tips and Tools
This unit was created with first grade in mind, but the concepts can easily be scaled for K or 2nd grade.
This ambitious style of teaching is helping students to further engage with science and to develop the critical skills needed for complex thinking and the sharing of ideas.
This is NOT a collection of printables/worksheets to print and hand to students. If you are truly looking to incorporate the newest science teaching standards, then this unit is for you!
We hope you love the astronomy unit as much as we do! We have put years of research and work into this unit and would love to share it with more teachers.
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