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This thematic unit is choc-full of activities designed to promote conceptual understanding of science concepts related to our solar systerm. Aligned to 5th grade NGSS and suitable for grades 3-6
*relative distances of planets activity using toilet paper squares
*gravity activities to resolve common misconceptions
*investigation of mass and weight on different planets
*creation of a sun dial to help students understand shadows and the movement of the Earth in relation to the sun
*Layers of the Atmosphere activity
*Analyzing Data of Sunrise and Sunset
*Individual planet pages for reports or interactive notebooks
*Task Cards with or without QR codes for centers and independent review of the unit
*An end of unit assessment with answer key
Many opportunities to integrate ELA and Common Core Math Standards.
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