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Star Unit (Earth and Space Science)

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Assessment
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards
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This 10 day lesson unit is intended for 6th grade students.  It builds upon the their knowledge of star and constellations.  The students are put through several exercises to increase their knowledge of star formations and the names they were given by Greek and Roman astronomers.    

Standards

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation.
Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth.
Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth.

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5.0
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Awesome!
Guadalupe Cortez
June 05, 2020