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# Concept Comparision and Question: How Does Earth Move? Rotation and Revolution

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This Question Exploration asks the Essential Question: What are the motions of the Earth? The Concept Comparison is between: rotation and revolution.

These Routines are classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science. SWBAT demonstrate how Earth moves in space with rotation and revolution.
SSC.8.E.5.9 Explain the impact of objects in space on each other including:
1. the Sun on the Earth including seasons and gravitational attraction
2. the Moon on the Earth, including phases, tides, and eclipses, and the relative position of each body.
SC.912.E.5.4 Explain the physical properties of the Sun and its dynamic nature and connect them to conditions and events on Earth.
SC.912.E.5.6 Develop logical connections through physical principles, including Kepler's and Newton's Laws about the relationships and the effects of Earth, Moon, and Sun on each other.
SC.912.E.7.7 Identify, analyze, and relate the internal (Earth system) and external (astronomical) conditions that contribute to global climate change.
SC.912.P.12.2 Analyze the motion of an object in terms of its position, velocity, and acceleration (with respect to a frame of reference) as functions of time.
SC.912.P.12.3 Interpret and apply Newton's three laws of motion.
SC.912.P.12.4 Describe how the gravitational force between two objects depends on their masses and the distance between them.

Question Exploration Routine is an instructional methods that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the question exploration routine earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method. The Concept Comparison Routine is used help compare and contrast key concepts. Specifically, students use like and unlike characteristics and categories shared and not shared by two or more concepts to better understand the overall concept. This product includes the completed comparison, and the student guide blanked except for titles already filled in.

Personally, I use the Concept Comparisons and Question Exploration Routine to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. It keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2-3 pages (about 45 minutes of directed class discussion). This product includes the completed routines, and the student guides blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in.
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