That's a Fact, Jack! Fact or Fiction Science Sorting: Motions of Earth & Moon

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75 Ratings
Science Teaching Junkie Inc
Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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6 pages
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I used this resource as a long bell ringer. Gave them 15 minutes to get it organized and checked. If all were right they got a homework pass.


In this fun Duck Dynasty Themed activity, students will sort out and categorize the statements as either fact or fiction. If the card contains a fact, students will place it under the "Hey, That's a Fact, Jack!" (-Si) column. If the statement is false, students will place it under the "Let Me Put This in Spanish for You, No!" (-Jase) column.

Multiple versions have been included so that the teacher has some flexibility on how to incorporate it into his/her class. Students can cut out and sort the cards on their own (this method allows them to glue the cards into an interactive science notebook) or students can shade the boxes that contain fictitious statements. A third option would be to have the teacher cut out and laminate the cards ahead of time and use them from year to year. With this option, a student answer sheet is provided for students to record their answers on.

Terms/concepts included:
* Earth's axis
* Direction the Earth spins
* rotation vs. revolution
* day and night (causes, lengths during various seasons)
* direction of tilt during seasons
* orbit
* solstices and equinoxes
* moon phase facts
* eclipse

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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