88 Slides of Unit Plan awesomeness! This unit plan took me around 8 hours to complete so your $5 will be well-spent. It includes your necessary base knowledge, numerous videos and interactive sites for the students to explore, quiz sites, science notebook writing opportunities, etc. This unit is for the new GSE 4th grade standards. Upload to Google Classroom and students can follow along/go on interactive adventures when prompted.
S4E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the
physical attributes of stars and planets.
a. Ask questions to compare and contrast technological advances that have changed the amount and type of information on distant objects in the sky.
b. Construct an argument on why some stars (including the Earth’s sun) appear to be larger or brighter than others.
(Clarification statement: Differences are limited to distance and size, not age or stage of
c. Construct an explanation of the differences between stars and planets.
d. Evaluate strengths and limitations of models of our solar system in describing relative size, order, appearance and composition of planets and the sun.
(Clarification statement: Composition of planets is limited to rocky vs. gaseous.)