ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (5) 13 :
13 ) Analyze data and represent with graphs to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky (e.g., shadows and the position and motion of Earth with respect to the sun, visibility of select stars only in particular months).

Subject: Science (5)
Title: Looking at the Night Sky

The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same and different stars can be seen in different seasons. In this lesson, students learn more about the patterns of stars in the night sky by engaging in an interactive activity called Star Search as well as a hands-on activity where they explore the night sky. These activities help emphasize that stars appear to move during the night, but really the Earth is rotating and we are moving. As the Earth makes its annual journey around the sun, different star patterns are seen in the night sky.

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