Solar System Activities | Moon Unit and Sun Unit | Patterns in Nature

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    Description

    In this Patterns in Nature Interactive Solar System Bundle you will be getting the Moon Unit and the Sun Unit to use for your students in teaching on the Solar System with NGSS Standards. Both units are interactive, fun, informational and follow NGSS.

    This unit is DIGITAL AND PRINTABLE!

    In the Moon Phases Unit, you will guide your students into learning about the phases of the moon, how the moon orbits, and the effects of sunrise and sunset. This unit has everything you need to teach about the moon. It is a complete unit to last at least 2 weeks of Science.

    In the Sun Unit, you will guide your students into learning about the role of the sun, the size of the sun compared to other objects in the solar system, the sun's shadows and the effects of sunrise and sunset. This unit has everything you need to teach about the sun. It is a complete unit to last at least 2 weeks of Science. It even includes a final art project!

    Both units are Step by Step lesson plans and are very detailed in guiding the teacher. They include a close reading articles that are differentiated to three levels, 4 Colored Mini Books about the moon and the sun (Differentiated), comprehension questions abut the close reading articles, technology extensions, shadow lesson, a lesson using cookies to show moon phases, interactive solar system orbiting lesson, observations about moon phases, moon journal and sunrise and sunset journals to track the phases of the moon for a month and the seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset, a sun craft and much more.

    This unit follows NGSS Science Standards and 1st and 2nd grade ELA and Math Standards

    1-ESS1-1

    1-ESS1-2

    ESS1.A

    ESS1.B

    Moon Unit Includes

    • Step by Step Lesson Plans for 8 days
    • 2 Color Mini Books (Differentiated)
    • 2 Close Reading Articles About the Moon
    • Comprehension Questions
    • Technology Ideas
    • Phases of the Moon Lessons
    • Moon’s Orbit Lessons
    • Moon Phases Activity using Cookies
    • Moon Journal
    • Sunrise/Sunset Lessons
    • Interactive Notebook Pages
    • Extension Activities
    • Interactive Lessons
    • Moon Phases Poster
    • Moon/Sun/Earth Cards

    Sun Unit Includes

    • Step by Step Lesson Plans for 9 days
    • 2 Color Mini Books about the sun (Differentiated)
    • Mini Books in Black and White as well
    • 3 Close Reading Articles About the Sun (Differentiated)
    • Comprehension Questions
    • Technology Ideas
    • Sun's Shadow Lesson and activity
    • Solar System Orbit Lessons
    • Sun Art Project
    • Sunrise and Sunset Journal
    • Sunrise/Sunset Lessons
    • Interactive Notebook Pages
    • Extension Activities
    • Interactive Lessons
    • Moon/Sun/Earth Cards

    If you want to try out the unit, check out our FREE Moon Phases Lesson that uses cookies to teach the moon phases.

    CLICK HERE for a FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP to the International Space Station

    Stay tuned for additional stars unit to be added.

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    230 (Plus Digital Pages)
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    Standards

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    NGSS1-ESS1-2
    Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. Emphasis is on relative comparisons of the amount of daylight in the winter to the amount in the spring or fall. Assessment is limited to relative amounts of daylight, not quantifying the hours or time of daylight.
    NGSS1-ESS1-1
    Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. Examples of patterns could include that the sun and moon appear to rise in one part of the sky, move across the sky, and set; and stars other than our sun are visible at night but not during the day. Assessment of star patterns is limited to stars being seen at night and not during the day.
    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
    Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

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