Looking for a well-organized, easy to use and engaging unit to teach sky science? Look no further! This unit is an inquiry unit on the New BC Curriculum. It is packed with games, demonstrations, easy art, assessments and even a STEM activity for the Grade 1 classroom! This product is organized with lessons and individual printables in order of use. Following these pages are student workbook pages that correspond with each lesson. Also, a student self-assessment page is included at the end of the unit.
In this unit, there are ten lessons with matching activities. I try to teach about two or three lessons per week.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Sky Science - Brainstorm
Lesson 2: Temperature - Demonstration
Lesson 3: Temperature - Group Project
Lesson 4: Cloud Cover and Precipitation - Demonstration
Lesson 5: Cloud Cover - Craftivity
Lesson 6: Wind Affects Plants - Game and STEM Activity
Lesson 7: The Great Windy Game - Wide Game
Lesson 8: Mr. Sun, May I? - Wide Game
Lesson 9: Raven Stole the Sun - Easy Art
Lesson 10: Sun/Moon Tracker, Elder Visit
Sky Science Student Inquiry Booklet
PDF/PPT/Keynote presentation included to help teach lessons. Not required.
I can demonstrate the relationship between local weather and the four seasons in terms of temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, and wind.
I can recognize the appearance of the moon and stars at night.
I can track the sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset.
I can understand that the sun and the moon are important in different cultures, with respect to customs and traditions.
I can listen to oral history told by Elders - origins and local stories related to the Big Ideas.
I can listen to, and ask questions, about First Nations use and understanding of seasonal rounds.
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