Sun Unit | Sun Activities | Patterns In Nature Activities

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Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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Using this interactive Sun Unit, you will guide your students into learning about the Solar System with 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. It follows the NGSS standards. 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!

It includes Step by Step lesson plans that are very detailed in guiding the teacher. It also includes a close reading article about the sun that is differentiated to two levels, 2 Colored (Black and White too) Mini Books about the sun (Differentiated), comprehension questions abut the close reading article, technology extensions, a lesson using shadows, interactive solar system orbiting lesson, observations about sunrise and sunset, Sunrise and Sunset journal, the seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset, and ends with an art project about the sun, and much more.

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





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

For a FREE Moon Lesson, and a sneak peak at the Moon Unit, check out the FREE Cookie Moon Phases Unit.

You may also be interested my FULL MOON Unit. Both are included for a bundle discount at over 20% off. Click HERE for more information.

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Special Treat Friday, Heather McKinsey

Total Pages
110 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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