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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