Let’s Do Science is a guide designed to assist generalist elementary teachers in executing engaging science lessons, in which students can learn the science curriculum through the process of inquiry and problem solving. The Sky Science - Let's Do Science Bundle contains 79 pages which include:
- Background information for sky science
- 12 lesson/activity plans which include worksheets and additional materials (such as rubrics) to aid in lesson delivery
- Additional information to aid in teaching science in the elementary classroom
In this unit students will get a chance to explore the concepts of time and patterns by studying the relational changes of the Sun, Moon and stars. Students will discover how these celestial bodies influence each other and their daily lives.
This unit is best done in the fall when the nights are long and not too cold, but it can also be done in February, as winter skies are often the clearest for star gazing. Much of the data collection for this unit will need to be done at home in the evening. Therefore, a letter home, requesting parental assistance with this type of
homework, is a good idea. Flexibility is an important part of the long-range planning for this unit. A flexible class schedule will allow for certain activities to be done when you have a clear day, such as observing the reflection of the sun.