NGSS Space Systems - Patterns and Predictability Science with Sun, Earth, Moon

Traci Clausen
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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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The lens of our space systems is such a fun way to explain the patterns and predictability found in nature. This unit addresses the NGSS Earth Science standards that delve into how our Earth, Moon and Sun work with these patterns to provide daylight, moon phases, seasons and weather.

This resource covers both NGSS ESS1.1 and ESS1.2

The Patterns and Predictability with Space Systems resource is loaded with lessons, activities and resources that help students grasp the concepts, not only in regard to nature and it's love for cycles and patterns, but of simply how our space system (Earth, the sun and moon) work together.

Patterns and Predictability with NGSS Space Systems INCLUDES:

Standards Overview – NGSS expectations

Moon Phases Overview – includes background information and recommended book links.

The Moon Doesn't Glow – full-color poster

Track the Moon – student activity

Magnificent Moon Phases – lesson/activity

By the Light of the Moon – interactive reader

Sunrise and Sunset Patterns – complete lesson/activity

Sunrise/Sunset – full-color poster

Sunrise . . . Sunset – student activity

Read About Sunrise . . . Sunset – interactive reader

Comparing Day & Night Sky – lesson/activity

The Night Sky – full-color poster

Seasons and Daylight – lesson

All About that Tilt – student activity

The Seasons Come with a Tilt! – full-color poster

Tilt to the Light – interactive reader

Space Patterns NGSS assessment – includes answer key

Space Patterns and Predictions Game Cards – includes directions for 6 different card games!

Vocabulary Cards – perfect for focus wall and independent work, writing and lesson resources.


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