Challenge your students to find the eight missing words related to stars in this star simile poem dedicated to Mom.
Even though this is a 3rd grade science standard I used it with my 2nd graders, and then we used our science knowledge of stars to create space-based similes for Mother’s Day.
Subject Area: Science
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Explain that stars can be different; some are smaller, some are larger, and some appear brighter than others; all except the Sun are so far away that they look like points of light.
Identify the Sun as a star that emits energy; some of it in the form of light.
Recognize that the Sun appears large and bright because it is the closest star to Earth.
Investigate that the number of stars that can be seen through telescopes is dramatically greater than those seen by the unaided eye.
Materials: Everything is provided. Just copy and pass out.