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There’s no better way to hit the NGSS Science and Engineering Practice of Developing and Using Models than making a movie! Students will be engaged, excited and students will have a deep understanding of why we have seasons on earth! This NGSS three dimensional resource covers the Performance Expectation “Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun system to describe the cyclic patterns of the seasons.(MS-ESS1-1)”.
Students make a Stop Motion Animation Movie using a FREE APP on their phone that simulates the Earth's Revolution around the sun and how the tilt of the Earth’s axis causes the seasons. There is everything you need to get started, the only items required by you are white boards and white board markers, however you can have students bring in clay, colored paper and markers themselves. Most kids already know how to make a stop motion movie. It’s so engaging the kids forget that they are even learning astronomy!
Are you not tech savvy? It’s OK! Click on the free tutorial below and the kids figure it out very quickly!
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-Editable PowerPoint for student instructions and classroom management
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun system to describe the cyclic patterns of the seasons.(MS-ESS1-1)
This model of the solar system explains that Earth’s spin on its axis is fixed in direction over the short-term but tilted relative to its orbit around the sun. The seasons are a result of that tilt and are caused by the differential intensity of sunlight on different areas of Earth across the year.
The solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them.(MS-ESS1-2) (MS-ESS1-3)
Patterns of the apparent motion of the sun, the moon, and stars in the sky can be observed, described, predicted, and explained with models.(MS-ESS1-1)
Developing and Using Models
A practice of both science and engineering is to use and construct models as helpful tools for representing ideas and explanations. These tools include diagrams, drawings, physical replicas, mathematical representations, analogies, and computer simulations .
Observed patterns in nature guide organization and classification and prompt questions about relationships and causes underlying them.
Cause & Effect Events have causes, sometimes simple, sometimes multifaceted. Deciphering causal relationships, and the mechanisms by which they are mediated, is a major activity of science and engineering.
Systems and System Models
A system is an organized group of related objects or components; models can be used for understanding and predicting the behavior of systems.
Science assumes that objects and events in natural systems occur in consistent patterns that are understandable through measurement and observation. (MS-ESS1-1), (MS-ESS1-2)
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