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The Night Sky Teacher Resources
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Students develop a word bank of words describing the night sky. In this Night Sky activity, students write the word bank words on cards and create sentences using them. Students read The Night Sky and predict what the words covered by the teacher are. Students write stories about the night sky.
Students review the concepts of the branch of science known as astronomy. They discuss stars and constellations and then view the night sky using a portable digital planetarium projector. They identify a variety of constellations using a map and then discuss the cultural stories behind them.
Learners become familiar with constellations. In this space science lesson, the teacher introduces constellations by showing students the star patterns and reading myths. Learners, observe the stars nightly, then choose one constellation to research and write a report about.
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity involves a Web Quest in which participants visit websites about black holes, gravity, and the use of robots in space exploration. These activities are most appropriate for your upper elementary scientists.
Learners explore the concept of light pollution. In this environmental stewardship activity, students conduct science investigations that require them to collect and analyze information regarding light pollution so that they may propose plans of action to reduce the pollution.