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Science curriculum for K—5th grades.

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Spaceship Earth

Sun, Moon, Stars, & Planets

  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Spaceship Earth (Grades 4-5) Mystery 1: Day, Night, & Earth's Rotation

Why does the sun rise and set?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Sky Viewer (25 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Spaceship Earth (Grades 4-5) Mystery 2: Earth's Rotation & Time

Who set the first clock?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Make a Shadow Clock (25 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Spaceship Earth (Grades 4-5) Mystery 3: Seasons & Earth's Revolution

Why do the stars change with the seasons?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Universe-in-a-Box (25 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Spaceship Earth (Grades 4-5) Mystery 4: Seasonal Changes & Sun's Path

How can the sun tell you the season?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Guess the Season (25 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Spaceship Earth (Grades 4-5) Mystery 5: Moon Phases, Lunar Cycle

Why does the moon change shape?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Model the Moon's Phases (25 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Spaceship Earth (Grades 4-5) Mystery 6: Planets & Solar System

What are the wandering stars?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Running to Neptune (25 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)