This AWESOME Super Bundle combines 4 separate resources with a Space Theme.
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Here's a summary of what's included in each:
*relative distances of planets activity using toilet paper squares
*gravity activities to uncover common misconceptions
*investigation of mass and weight on different planets
*creation of a sun dial to help understand shadows and the movement of the Earth in relation to the sun
*Layers of the Atmosphere activity
*Individual planet pages for reports or interactive notebooks
*Task Cards with or without QR codes for centers and independent review of the unit
Activity 1: Solar Eclipse: Students read an informational passage and then answer questions.
Activity 2: Solar Eclipse Vocabulary: Definitions, word wall cards, and word wall activities.
Activity 3: Modeling a Solar Eclipse: Students use fruit and a flashlight to model how a solar eclipse occurs.
Activity 4: Eclipse Foldable
Activity 5: Solar Eclipse Safety Poster: Students create a poster about the eclipse and safety precautions.
Activity 6: Making a Pin Hole Viewer: Students use a cardboard box to make a simple pinhole viewer.
Activity 7: Eclipse Myths Students read some eclipse myths from several cultures, and then use creativity to write and draw their own.
Activity 8: Elapsed Time: Students use an time table for this year’s eclipse to answer some questions regarding time.
Activity 9: The Path of Totality: Students read a map with the path of the eclipse and answer questions.
Activity 10: Descriptive Writing: After viewing the eclipse, students write a descriptive essay.
Activity 11: Cinquain Poem: Students write a cinquain poem about an eclipse.
Activity 12: Optional Post Test and Grading Rubric
Space Vocabulary Builder:
Unit Vocabulary List and Word Wall Cards: Word wall cards can be laminated and used for a variety of activities.
Vocabulary Cards: This page can be duplicated for multiple cards. Students can use these cards for the more difficult vocabulary words. Having multiple representations of new vocabulary can help students retain meanings.
Word Wall Games: Directions for a variety of games to play using the word wall
Crossword Puzzle: Long live the good old fashioned crossword puzzle!
I Have Who Has: This fun game gets all the students involved.
Planet Foldable: Students create a planet foldable. This can be easily glued into an interactive notebook.
Planet Concentration: Students use their memory and knowledge of planets to find matches.
What is an Astronomer?
*What is An Astronomer: This informational reading gives students a general idea of what an astronomer does. Comprehension questions check for understanding.
*Astronomer Fast Facts: This sheet gives students some important information about a career in astronomy: salary, education, locations, and soft skills they would need.
*Famous Astronomer: This spotlight highlights a famous astronomer that has made some amazing contributions to society through astronomy.
*Astronomer for A Day: This hands-on activity puts students in the role of an astronomer.
*Career Review: Students reflect on the pros and cons of being an astronomer.
Resources: *A list of resources related to being an astronomer is provided.
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Integrated Weather Unit
Heredity and Traits
Space Thematic Unit
Magnetism and Electromagnets
Earth's Crust and The Rock Cycle
Weathering and Erosion
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Newton's Laws of Motion
The Water Cycle
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