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Spinning Sky

Sun, Moon, & Stars

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 1-ESS1-2 , 1-ESS1-1
This unit helps students develop the idea that the sun, moon, and stars change position in the sky in ways that are fun to watch and predict. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Sun, Shadows, & Daily Patterns

Exploration (10 min)
Activity: Moving Shadows (30 min)
Extras (1.8 hrs)

Read-Along Mystery 2: Sun, Shadows, & Daily Patterns

book Book: Shadow Play (25 min)
Optional Activity: Trace Your Shadow (20 min)
Extras (15 min)

Mystery 3: Sun & Daily Patterns

Exploration (12 min)
Activity: Sun Finder (20 min)
Extras (1.3 hrs)

Read-Along Mystery 4: Sun & Seasonal Patterns

book Book: Time for Bed? (25 min)
Recommended Activity: Summer Sunshine Reader (20 min)
Extras (15 min)

Mystery 5: Stars & Daily Patterns

Exploration (15 min)
Activity: Star Projector (25 min)
Extras (1.5 hrs)

Read-Along Mystery 6: Stars & Seasonal Patterns

book Book: Follow the North Star (20 min)
Recommended Activity: Where Is North? (25 min)
Extras (15 min)