This National and State aligned 18 page lesson plan is an in-depth, hands-on and interactive lesson that give students a real life experience with an abstract concept of the earths rotation around the sun, causing us to experience day and night. This is lesson was a huge success with my own students. It incorporates whole group, small group, and individual work. There are 7 appendices attached including worksheets, rubrics, checklists, and differentiation. The preview is only a small look at the 61 step description. Very engaging and highly recommended! More lessons in this unit to come!