Earth's Motions: Distance Learning for Middle School

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Mike in the Middle School
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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48 pages
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Mike in the Middle School
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  1. Help your students learn about the movements of the Earth and Moon through this instructional bundle. Every online lesson includes a lesson presentation that you can edit along with an online recording of the lesson. Customize the editable note pages so students can engage in the lesson while wat
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Earth’s motions influence every part of our life, from day and night to the seasons. Help your students review, grasp and reinforce their understanding of Earths motions with this rich, NO PREP, online resource. Begin with a bell ringer on Ferris wheels and how it models the motion of the Earth. Connect this idea of rotations and revolutions as you help your students build their understanding of the Sun, Earth and Moon system. Included with this package is an editable presentation, screen-cast, sharable guided notes, online Quizizz activity and a digital notebook file to help students learn concepts. This lesson is designed and tested for a mainstreamed middle school science classroom of 24 students meeting daily for 40 minutes.

Topic Covered in this 40 Minute Lesson

  • Rotations
  • Revolutions
  • Seasons
  • Earths Tilt
  • Aphelion
  • Perihelion
  • Solstice
  • Equinox

Included in this package

  • Editable lesson presentation link via Google Drive
  • Notetaking outline
  • Digital Interactive Notebook Page
  • Lesson plan with video guides
  • Screencast
  • Quizizz Review

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Total Pages
48 pages
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Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.


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