This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARDS 8 - The Universe and Practices of Science.
The competent science teacher understands and applies accepted practices and implications of science in contemporary and historical contexts.
8A. understands the properties and dynamic nature of the solar system.
8D. observes, describes, and explains the relative and apparent motions of objects in the sky.
8G. demonstrates the ability to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies and tools used in the study of the space sciences."
Student note guide to the first PowerPoint lesson in the unit on "Planet Earth and the Moon." The lesson explains Earth properties and orbital movement (seasons, solstices and equinoxes).
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and two links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit XII Planet Earth and the Moon" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in this lesson include:
Earth/Space Lesson I Student PPT Note Guide "Planet Earth"
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