Students make a planisphere and learn how to read star charts. Students will explore constellations, how the patterns of stars stay the same and how they appear in the sky at different times.
Activities are from Astronomy From the Ground Up! and are presented by a National Park Service Sky Ranger.
EALR 1 1.2.5Components of the Solar System and Beyond
2009 Science Standards: EALR 4: 4-5 ESD1C
5-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe
Science and Engineering Practices
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Support an argument with evidence, data, or a model. (5-PS2-1),(5-ESS1-1)
MP.2Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-ESS1-1),(5-ESS1-2)
MP.4Model with mathematics. (5-ESS1-1),(5-ESS1-2)
MS-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe
MS-ESS1-3Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
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