Title: Sun, Earth, and Moon: Calendar of Events
During this lesson students are going to take a look at moon phases and sunrise-sunset times in order to learn about daylight hours. Students discover that we do not always have the same amount of daylight each day. This lesson is best completed in December and January.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 8: Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
Title: The Sun and the Earth
In this Xpeditions lesson, students explore the relationship between the Earth and the Sun and how this relationship affects observable phenomena on Earth, such as the change of seasons. This activity serves to reinforce these concepts by having students diagram the Earth and Sun during different seasons.
Standard(s): [S1] (4) 9: Describe the appearance and movement of Earth and its moon.
Title: Exploring the Solar System
The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to introduce students to Earth's moon and the eight other planets in our solar system. Students learn about the geology, composition and orbits of other planets by planning a trip to another planet.
Title: Fly Me to the Moon- A Virtual Field Trip
Video Tour of the Moon Web Address URL:
[SC2015] (4) 14: Explore information to support the claim that landforms are the result of
a combination of constructive forces, including crustal deformation, volcanic
eruptions, and sediment deposition as well as a result of destructive forces,
including erosion and weathering.Digital Tool Description: Provided by Nasa, this tool will show the students the different surfaces of the moon. The video views all sides of the moon and the interesting surfaces one would encounter on a trip to the moon.
Title: What Can Satellites Do?
Wonderopolis Videos Web Address URL:
[SC2015] ES6 (6) 2: Construct models and use simulations (e.g., diagrams of the relationship between Earth and man-made satellites, rocket launch, International Space Station, elliptical orbits, black holes, life cycles of stars, orbital periods of objects within the solar system, astronomical units and light years) to explain the role of gravity in affecting the motions of celestial bodies bodies (e.g., planets,
moons, comets, asteroids, meteors) within galaxies and the solar system.Digital Tool Description: This Wonder of the Day will help you learn more about some things that it would be hard to imagine living without…but that we can’t see!
Have you ever wondered…
What can satellites do?
How many satellites orbit the Earth?
When was the first satellite launched into orbit?
Did you know?Without these things, our daily lives would look much different. Some of us couldn’t watch television. Some of us couldn’t figure out how to navigate from one place to another when traveling. Some of us could be endangered by bad weather that we didn’t know was coming. What are we talking about? Satellites, of course!