Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2

Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2
Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2
Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2
Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2
Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2
Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2
Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2
Length of Day, Shadows, and Stars in Different Seasons NGSS 5-ESS1-2
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  1. A full unit for space topics associated with NGSS 5-ESS1-1 and 5-ESS1-2. Covers the brightness of stars, changes in the length of day, the length of shadows, and the seasonal appearance of stars in the sky. This unit contains outer space activities and resources associated with both packets below.
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A packet of resources aligned to NGSS Standard 5-ESS1-2. Covers changes in the length of day, the direction and length of shadows, and the seasonal appearance of stars in the sky. This packet contains the activities and resources below.

Rotation or revolution worksheet: ten questions with images and answer key.

Length of daylight bar graph: a one-page graphing activity where students graph the average daylight for the 12 months. Custom graph paper provided. Two versions included. NGSS: represent data in graphical displays.

Reading comprehension: informational text on the movement of the sun across the sky. Includes article question sheet and writing prompt worksheet.

Length of shadow bar graph: graph the length of a shadow over a day. Custom graph paper provided. With and without axis labeled so you can differentiate.

Modeling demonstrations: one demo uses a spinning cup and is sure to attract interest. The other uses a globe.

Sundial: instructions to build a sundial using simple materials.

Earth in Space worksheet: ten questions on NGSS 5 ESS1-2

Constellation graphing: students construct a constellation plot of the winter and summer skies through coordinate graphing. Activity shows how summer stars and constellations are different from those in the winter. The winter constellation map includes Orion, Sirius (the brightest star), Rigel, Betelgeuse, and the Pleiades. The summer plot includes Hercules, Draco, Ursa Minor and more.

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NGSS5-ESS1-2
Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky. Examples of patterns could include the position and motion of Earth with respect to the sun and selected stars that are visible only in particular months. Assessment does not include causes of seasons.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
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