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Spinning Sky Unit | Lesson 7 of 7

Spinning Sky Unit | Lesson 7 of 7
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Optional Activity: Where Is North?

Your teacher has labeled the walls of the classroom with North, South, East, and West. Discuss:

• To go to the front of the room, which direction would you walk: North, South, East, or West?
• Which direction would you walk to go toward the clock?
• What is closest to the west wall of the classroom?

Suppose you could walk through the wall labeled North and keep on walking in a straight line. Discuss:

• Where would you end up if you kept walking North?
• Where would you end up if you kept walking South?
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Look at a globe of the Earth.

• Find where you are on the globe.
• Find the North Pole and the South Pole on the globe. If you walked North, you’d end up at the North Pole. What places would you go through on your way there?
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# star

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a bright light that can be seen in the night sky
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# telescope

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a tool used to make very distant objects look closer, often used to look at outer space
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# north

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one of four main directions; when you face north, west is to the left and east is to the right
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# east

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one of four main directions; if you are facing north, it is to the right
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# south

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one of four main directions; if you are facing north, it is the direction behind you
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# west

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one of four main directions; if you are facing north, it is to the left
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# pattern

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something that happens again and again and again in a way that can be predicted
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🎉 That’s it for this lesson! How did it go?
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Sun, Moon, & Stars

Stars & Seasonal Patterns

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# Activity Prep

Print Prep

In this Read-Along lesson, Ryan’s camping trip with his dad includes a night of stargazing, and a mystery to solve. The lesson includes a short exercise where students imagine what they might see looking through a telescope. You can extend the lesson with the optional activity, Where Is North?, that helps students learn the cardinal directions.

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