4th Grade

Key Generalization: The planets and moons of the solar system travel in predictable patterns which impact all aspects of Earth life.

Phases of the moon occur in a predictable pattern which directly influences the “behavior” of oceans and humans.
The rotation of earth dictates sunrise (day) and sunset (night).
Seasons occur predictably due to the earth’s tilt and orbit around the sun.


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 The planets and moons of the solar system travel in predictable patterns which impact all aspects of Earth life

Read "Super cool space tools" (attached at the bottom of this page)
1 How Scientists Study our Solar System

 
Solar System Exploration   (Scavenger Hunt)
Also - use the link below & in the middle is "homework help"

Solar System Web Quest RESOURCES:
Solar System   Go to the Top far Right Link "K-4 Kids"
Look for the corresponding links on the right side column.
  
Create a timeline that identifies key people and tools that are important to the discovery and ongoing research of our solar system. You will create an account.... (DIPITY).  We will all contribute to the timeline!!
                                                               
 How Scientists study our solar system
Astronomy Tools  

Read "Super cool space tools" (attached at the bottom of this page)







2 Understand how the size of the solar system compares to their place in the solar system

 Solar System Scale   Size and Scale   

Create a storyboard that captures 3-5 images at different scales.
Create a PREZI account - and use the template link below... and save a copy!
                 Prezi         Template

 PREZIS
 Pallen
 Mica
 Hannah
 Cason
 Elizabeth
 Ava
 
3 The planets and moons of the solar system travel in predictable patterns which impact all aspects of Earth life.

  Our Solar System      Solar System Games     Solar System Video

You, as a class, will work together to construct a scale model of the solar system and its components. "The great grapefruit!!!"

 4 The planets and moons of the solar system travel in predictable patterns which impact all aspects of Earth life.

Kids Astronomy     Orbit Simulator

The student will demonstrate orbiting/revolving using various manipulatives and document visually in their science notebooks.
 
 
5 Seasons occur predictably due to the earth’s tilt and orbit around the sun.   The rotation of earth dictates sunrise (day) and sunset (night).

The students will create a model of the earth by labeling poles, hemisphere, and equator.

North pole, south pole, north hemisphere, south hemisphere, equator, earth, create, identify, label

Seasons - Nat Geo     Continents, Oceans, Hemispheres     

Possible Lessons  
 
 6 The rotation of earth dictates sunrise (day) and sunset (night).

The students will work with a partner, one holding a model of the sun the other holding a model of the earth, to demonstrate that
the Earth fully rotates on its axis on one Earth day.


  NASA Earth Links - GREAT site
 7 Seasons occur predictably due to the earth’s tilt and orbit around the sun.

Fill out the KWL chart.  (Chart copies found below)

Then check out this site.... NASA - Seasons

Record on your chart what you learned.

 
  Seasons Lesson Link


  Exploring the seasons

  
 8 The planets and moons of the solar system travel in predictable patterns which impact all aspects of Earth life
Phases of the moon occur in a predictable pattern which directly influences the “behavior” of oceans and humans.
 
 Lunar Phase Simulator


 

 9 Phases of the moon occur in a predictable pattern which directly influences the “behavior” of oceans and humans.
The planets and moons of the solar system travel in predictable patterns which impact all aspects of Earth life.


 Tides Lesson
 10 Phases of the moon occur in a predictable pattern which directly influences the “behavior” of oceans and humans 

FINAL PROJECTS:
See "Pallen no Sun Report" below.  Click on the arrow on the right to download and listen.
Luna Newscast
Elizabeth Newscast

Understanding the Cosmos: Changing Models of the Solar System and the Universe
Models of the solar system and universe, including drawings and illustrations by Ptolemy, Copernicus, Descartes, and Galileo.
Student Discovery Set — free ebook on iBooks
Planet Earth

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