This BUNDLE of 4 Different Research It activities will guide your students towards a better understanding of the Earth and its movement/patterns, The Sun and its effect on seasons and weather, the moon and its patterns, and the stars and how their size and brightness affects our perception of them.
Students will use these companion recording sheets to conduct research on the earth, sun, moon, stars, and seasons using PebbleGO as a digital resource.
NEW 2nd Grade Science Georgia Performance Standards:
Earth and Space Science
S2E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about stars having different sizes and brightness.
a. Ask questions to describe the physical attributes (size and brightness) of stars.
b. Construct an argument to support the claim that although the sun appears to be the brightest and largest star, it is actually medium in size and brightness.
S2E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to develop an understanding of the patterns of the sun and the moon and the sun’s effect on Earth.
c. Represent data in tables and/or graphs of the length of the day and night to recognize the change in seasons.
d. Use data from personal observations to describe, illustrate, and predict how the appearance of the moon changes over time in a pattern.