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Miss Q Space Explorations Grade 5 NGSS Space Systems Complete Pack (5-ESS1)

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
76 pages
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Wondering how to meet NGSS blended learning standards for elementary space science?
Miss Q is here to help!

Miss Q Space Explorations meet NGSS Space Systems PEs, DCIs, Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and a variety of Common Core ELA and Math standards all in one fun program!

Miss Q Space Explorations are modular and flexible. The lessons and activities can be used to supplement a traditional textbook curriculum, as a standalone 4-week unit, or as the basis for a year-long theme.

The format of Miss Q Space Explorations includes three main components:
· Observations—Use observations of the sun and shadows to reveal patterns of daily and seasonal changes.
· Modeling activities—Create fun kinesthetic and hands-on models to explore patterns of the Earth, Moon, Sun, and stars.
· Spacecat Headquarters—An ongoing science station in which students analyze their data, develop imaginative space themes in writing and art, and further explore Earth’s interstellar neighborhood.

Package includes comprehensive teacher guide. Table of contents and introductory material included in preview. Student worksheets for a sample modeling activity available as a free download from the Miss Q Spacecat store.

Meets Grade 5 Next Generation Science Standards for Grade 5 Space Systems with complete coverage of 5-ESS1-1 and 5-ESS1-2 including all associated SEPs, DCIs, and CCs.
Total Pages
76 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.


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