Help your students master the 5th grade NGSS Performance Expectation: 5-ESS1-2 Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.
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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
This resource includes two lessons:
• Lesson 1
is an advanced, optional lesson for 5th graders that introduces them to what causes the seasons. Students first complete a light intensity lab and then create a physical model in the classroom to learn about the revolution and tilt of the Earth's axis.
• Lesson 2
is the performance expectation of 5-ESS1-2, analyzing patterns about the seasonal appearance of some constellations. Students observe star maps to find patterns, and then create a model to explain the causes for the patterns.
Both of the lessons include engaging, ready to print resources, including:
• Student Worksheets
• Answer Keys
• Detailed Teacher Guides
This resource includes non-editable PDFs and links to video tutorials.