This easy-to-use science literacy activity is aligned with the NGSS High School Earth and Space Science performance expectations and disciplinary core ideas in ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe.
It includes learning objectives, the NGSS alignment for the activity, one science literacy article, assessment questions and an answer key. The activity is ideal to supplement an astronomy, earth and space science lesson or as a substitute teacher lesson plan.
This activity is also included in NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #2 Astronomy, Scientific Method.
Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to:
• Describe the essence of the scientific method.
• Explain how astronomers use the scientific method in their studies.
• Identify the differences between a set of hypotheses and a scientific theory.
• Provide examples of the experiments conducted on cosmic objects other than the Earth.
• Explain the purpose of scientific models.
• Provide examples of various scientific models.
• Provide examples of how new observations and discoveries are used to test old hypotheses and theories.
• Explain why making astronomical observations that support or discard a hypothesis can be very challenging.
This activity is also included in Earth and Space Science Astronomy Learning Activities MEGA BUNDLE .
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