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Using this interactive Project Based Learning Solar System Unit, you will guide your students into learning about the phases of the moon, role of the moon, the moon's orbit, 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. It is complete with a final project for students to use the information they have learned about. This unit has everything you need to teach about the solar system. It is a complete unit to last at least 5 weeks of Science. It even includes art projects!
It includes Step by Step lesson plans that are very detailed in guiding the teacher. It has close reading articles about the moon and the sun, they are differentiated to two levels, Colored (Black and White too) Mini Books about the sun and the moon (Differentiated), comprehension questions abut the close reading articles, technology extensions, a lesson using shadows, interactive solar system orbiting lesson, observations about sunrise and sunset, Moon Journals, Sunrise and Sunset journal, the seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset, Oreo Moon Phases project, art project about the sun, writing book project in which they write about seasons.
This unit follows 1st grade NGSS Science Standards as well as 1st and 2nd Grade Math and ELA Standards
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