Introduce your students to core scientific concepts like modeling, scale, and argumentation, while complete this the NGSS performance expectation 5-ESS1-1!
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These lessons are also part of a 5th Grade NGSS Space Bundle that cover 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2, and 5-PS2-1, found here
Each of the 3 lessons includes engaging, ready to print resources, including:
• Student Worksheets
• Answer Keys
• Detailed Teacher Guides
In lesson 1, students create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Sun to compare their sizes and distances from each other. Students will apply their knowledge of scale to the distance and brightness of stars in lesson 3. There is a video tutorial to help set up this lesson.
In lesson 2, students will learn how scientists participate in argumentation and write an initial claim about the size of the Sun. The complete a simple Claim-Evidence-Reasoning argument in preparation for a more complex C-E-R argument in lesson 3.
Lesson 3 will take between three and five days. In this series of activities, students will obtain evidence to answer the question: “Why does the Sun look bigger and brighter than other stars?”. After gathering evidence, students will plan and write more complex Claim-Evidence-Reasoning argument to complete this performance expectation.
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