This Unit has 3 lessons, a 40 slide power point with animations, task cards / centers activities, a student learning map,and an end of unit assessment! Your kids will love this unit!
I designed all of my "space units" to go along with an interactive animated power point that will help engage your students with great visuals and opportunities for learning. This is not your average Powerpoint! Please look at the preview to see a small sampling of some of the great visuals in the presentation. Each of these three lessons has between 10 and 15 power point slides to guide you through the lesson. Each lesson also includes a 5-E style lesson plan format.
This unit comes with:
-A 40 slide animated power point divided into 3 lessons to guide your instruction with great visuals!
- 3 lesson plans covering rotation vs. revolution (5 E Model)
- 13 Question End of Unit Quiz
- Student Learning Map for vocabulary acquisition
- Rotation vs. Revolution foldable for an interactive notebook entry or as a center activity
- Revolution - Orbital Speed (printable/center/activity) math integrated
- Earth's Motion - Review (printable/center/test review)
- All answer keys included!
Lesson One investigates the question "How can we show Earth's movements?" This lesson focuses on building knowledge about Earth's two major movements: rotation and revolution. They will also learn about the difference between revolution and orbit even though many people use the words interchangeably. Finally, they will learn about Earth's axis, and how it is tilted at 23.5 degrees.
Lesson Two investigates the question "If Earth is rotating and revolving, why don't we feel like we are moving?" This lesson is necessary after the previous lesson, to help students learn about inertia of motion, and how that keeps us safely in orbit around our Sun, and exempt from really feeling our extreme velocity as we travel through space in our revolution around the Sun.
Lesson Three investigates the question "How does the movement of Earth impact our view of the Sun?" This lesson focuses mainly on rotation. It explains why you can see the Sun and the Moon moving across our sky, almost as if it is revolving around us very quickly. This lesson will help clear any notion of the prior misconception and build the students' understanding of rotation and how it causes our view of the Sun to change.
Lesson 4: End of Unit Assessment: This quiz is a comprehensive assessment that covers the entire 3 lesson mini-unit. The answer key is included.
Your students will love this unit! You may even learn something about earth in space and time as you teach it! If you have purchased my 5 lesson comprehensive unit on Earth's Motion, don't buy this! You already have these 3 lessons and 2 others!
Turn off the lights and have your kids say "3-2-1 Blastoff" and they will be transported to space for your science lessons in this unit!