Blueprint Skills

Key:  I=Introduced, D=Developing, M=Mastered, A=Assessed

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Kindergarten Earth and Its Place in the Universe

 

The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

I

Identify objects that appear in the day and nighttime sky.

Lesson Plan Why do we have night?
Welcome to the Planets
Sculpt A Planet
I Know That Solar System

Connect the Stars

I

Classify pictures as representative of day or night.

Lesson Day and Night
Earth Moon Viewer
Day and Night

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Grade 1 Earth and Its Place in the Universe

 

The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

D

Distinguish between objects that appear in the day and nighttime sky.

Build Our Milky Way

I

Recognize that the moon is the closest object in the sky.

The Moon

Moon Watch Flip Book

I

Recognize that there are tools for observing objects in the day and nighttime sky.

Make Your Own Telescope

The Hubble Telescope

D

Observe and illustrate the position of the sun at different times of the day.

One on One With the Sun

I

Recognize that shadows change length and position during the course of a day.

Sundials

The Earth's Rotation

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Grade 2 Earth and Its Place in the Universe 

The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

D

Recognize that there are innumerable stars in the nighttime sky that vary in brightness, color, and location.

Nasa for Kids Stars

Build the Big Dipper

Space Hopper Constellation Game

Star Light, Star Bright

Stars

BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

Space Weather:  http://www.spaceweather.com/

D

Recognize that the sun is the brightest object in the sky and earth’s closest star.

The Sun

NASA Observatorium: Our Sun

One on one with the sun
The Sun

D

Determine the approximate time of day from the position of the sun in the sky.

NASA Kids: sundials

Sundials

I

Recognize that the phases of the moon occur in a predictable pattern.

The Moon Movie

BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

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Grade 3 Earth and Its Place in the Universe 

The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

A

Choose the appropriate tool for observing a specific distant object.

D

Recognize that planets are major features of the universe.

Order of the Planets Quiz

The Sun and Its Planets

Solar System Review

A

Identify the components of the solar system (e.g., planets, moon)

Earth, Sun, and Moon

D

Explain how day and night result from the rotation of the Earth relative to the sun.

Phases of the Moon Showing Day and Night

Lesson  Why Do We Have Day and Night?

Lesson Day or Night?

Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/science_9_10.shtml

A

Identify objects found in the day or nighttime sky.

Connect the Stars

The Milky Way Galaxy

A

Identify the approximate time of day from a picture of the sun’s position in the sky.

Sundials

Number Nut http://numbernut.com/basic/activities/dates_4bar_daynight.shtml

A

Identify the four basic phases of the moon.

Phases of the Moon  Phases of the Moon

MoonObservationChart

MoonPhases

Earth and Moon Viewer  

Phases_of_the_Moon(powerpoint)

Phases_of_the_Moon

Number Nut http://numbernut.com/basic/activities/dates_4card_moonphase.shtml

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Grade 4 Earth and Its Place in the Universe

The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

D

Identify and order the planets in the solar system by their distance from the sun.

Order the Planets

Know the Planets
Nine Planets PowerPoint
Blast Off
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson307.shtml
Solar System

A

Determine the order of the planets according to their distance from the sun.

Solar System Trading Card Game

Order of the Planets Quiz

Lesson The Order of Planets

Planet Order Lists

Cosmic Connections

A

Recognize that the length and position of a shadow are related to the location of the sun.

Making a Sun Clock

The Earth's Rotation

Eye on the Sky
Shadows and Sounds

D

Demonstrate how the earth rotates and revolves.

The Earth's Rotation

NASA Earth's Rotation

Arty the Astronaut

How Fast Is the Earth Moving?
Earth’s Rotation

D

Simulate the changing shape of the moon.

Moon Phases
Simulation of Moon Phases

A

Identify the phases of the moon in the correct sequence.

Phases of the Moon

Moon Phases

Moon Phase Calendar
Phases of the moon

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Grade 5 Earth and Its Place in the Universe

 The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/index.shtml

A

Distinguish among the planets according to specific characteristics.

Order it Up: Solar System Edition

Space Sense

Solar System Switcharoo

NASM: http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/ceps/etp/etp.htm

Internet Resource:  http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

 

M

Demonstrate how moon phases occur.

Moon Phase Animator

Moon Watch

Phases of the Moon

Lunar Calendar

Phases of the Moon

What Are the Phases of the Moon?

D

Explain why the moon appears to change shape.

Moon Phase Animator

Moon Watch

Phases of the Moon

Lunar Calendar

Phases of the Moon

What Are the Phases of the Moon?

A

Identify and arrange the phases of the moon in the correct sequence.

Moon Phases Chart  Blank Chart

Why Does the Moon Have Phases?

Chabotspace: http://www.chabotspace.org/vsc/planetarium/themoon/moonphases/default.asp

Internet Resources:  http://www.stardate.org/nightsky/moon/

http://www.wonderville.ca/v1/activities/phases/phases.html    

 

D

Explain the difference between rotation and revolution in the solar system.

Lesson Rotation and Revolution

A

Identify the force that pulls objects toward the Earth.

Gravity Is No More Than A Name

The Main Attraction

Amer. Mus. Of Nat. History: http://www.ology.amnh.org/astronomy/gravity/index.htm

Internet Resources:  http://www.schoolhouserock.tv/Victim.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/physics/forces/fallingobjectsrev2.shtml

 

A

Differentiate between the Earth’s rotation and its revolution.

Lesson Rotation and Revolution

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml

A

Recognize that the appearance of an object in the sky is affected by its size, motion, and distance from the Earth.

The Earth, Sun, and Moon

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/activities/earth_sun_moon.shtml

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Grade 6 Earth and Its Place in the Universe 

The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

D

6.7.1

Ch.8,9,10

Differentiate among the components of the universe.

The Universe

Junk in Space
Sports in Space                                       http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/sports/

 

A

6.7.2

Ch.8,9,10

Categorize the components of the universe (i.e., stars, planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors).

The Universe
Component of the Universe, Introduction

http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00117/

 

A

 

Differentiate between planets according to specific characteristics.

Comparing the Planets

Solar System Shuffle Game
Components of the Universe Activities http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/universe_level2/activity.html

D

6.7.2

6.7.3

 Ch. 8&9

Construct a model of the solar system.

Solar System Overview

Solar System Model

Solar System Model

D

 

Illustrate the positions of the Earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.

Eclipses

Eclipse Homepage

Earth, Sun, and Moon in Motion

D

 

Use a model to explain how the tilt of the Earth and its revolution around the sun causes the seasons.

The Seasons and Axis Tilt

Earth's Season Quiz

A

 

Distinguish between a day, month, and year based on the movements of the Earth, sun, and moon.

Earth, Sun, Moon Quiz

Earth, Sun, and Moon Movement

A

 

Differentiate between a solar and a lunar eclipse.

Eclipses

Eclipse Homepage

Earth, Sun, and Moon in Motion

A

 

Select the diagram that reflects the Earth/sun relationship that accounts for the four seasons.

The Seasons and Axis Tilt

The Seasons

The Seasons

D

 

Identify the pull of gravity as the force that holds the planets and their moons in orbit.

Catch the Gravitational Wave

A

 

Identify the force that pulls objects toward the Earth.

The Main Attraction Gravity

I

 

Relate tidal conditions with the position of the moon.

Moon phases

Power point of moon phases

Worksheet on observing the phases of the moon

 

A

 

Predict the type of tide produced by the different positions of the Earth and moon system.

Tides

I

 

Make use of available resources (internet, library, interviews, etc.) to research careers associated with technology and space exploration.

Aviation and Aeronautics Careers

Naval Aviation Career

Astronautical Career
 

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Lesson Plans & Activities
  1. Shadow Dance (Grades 3+)
  2. Where is the Sun (Grades 3+)
  3. Finding the Size of the Sun and the Moon (Grades 3+)
  4. The Order of the Planets (Grades 3+)
  5. The Size and Distance of Planets (Grades 3+)
  6. Determining Distance Between the Planets and the Sun (Grades 5+)
  7. Measuring the Earth (Grades 4-5)
  8. Solar System and Beyond (Grades 4-6)
  9. What's Your Slant (Grades 4-6)
  10. Motions in the Sky (Grades 5+)
  11. The Path to Mars (Grades K-5)
  12. Classroom Planetarium (Grades K-5)
  13. People and Space (Grades K-5)
  14. Solar system with balloons (2-3)
  15. The Sun and the Moon (Grade 1)

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Topics
  1. Measures of the Planets
  2. Amazing Space
  3. Runaway Universe
  4. Adler Planetarium
  5. Astronomy for Kids
  6. Mysteries of Deep Space
  7. Alien Worlds
  8. Big Questions
  9. Understanding the Universe
  10. Astronomy, Our Place in Space
  11. AttaDog Space
  12. Star Child
  13. Multiwavelength Astronomy
  14. The Planets
  15. Astronomy for Kids
  16. Kids Astronomy
  17. Space Kids
  18. Solar System Tutor
  19. The Nine Planets
  20. Planet Pals
  21. Exploring the Planets: Asteroids
  22. Exploring the Planets: Mars: The Red Planet
  23. Astroadventure
  24. Teach Space http://www.space.com/teachspace

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Interactive Websites for Students
  1. Order of the Planets Quiz
  2. Solar System Movie
  3. Moon Phases
  4. Moon Phase Calendar
  5. Crumbs World
  6. Are Humans All Alone in the Universe?
  7. Virtual Journey into the Universe
  8. Cosmic Connections
  9. Stuff to Do
  10. Cosmic Quest
  11. Brain Pop:  Mars
  12. Science Optics
  13. Quia:  Order of the Planets, Planet Order, Solar System, Astronomical Bodies, The Universe, More Space,
  14. Solar System
  15. Galaxies Galore, Games and More
  16. Interactive Sky Charts
  17. Earth and Moon Viewer
  18. Astronomy for Kids
  19. Astronomy Games
  20. Online Astronomy Academy
  21. Space Kids Movies
  22. Space Kids Games
  23. Grades 3-5 Nine Planets View the Presentation Download the Presentation
  24. Grades 3-5 Moon View the Presentation Download the Presentation
  25. Solar System Power Point Presentation for K - 2 students
  26. Solar System On-line Crossword Puzzle
  27. Solar System Trading Cards
  28. NASA - JPL Solar System Simulator
  29. The Virtual Solar System
  30. Earth Quiz
  31. Welcome to the Solar System
  32. International Space Station
  33. Stargazers
  34. Constellation Search
  35. Phases of the Moon
  36. Songs:  Tickle Toon Typhoon,
     
  37. Energy from the Earth's Interior      Sample VIDEO
  38. The Sun:  Heat and Light Sample VIDEO
  39. The Sky Isn't Falling Sample VIDEO
  40. Interactive Online Jigsaw Puzzle The Planets
  41. Songs:
  42. Zoom A Little Zoom 32
  43. What Is The Milky Way 32
  44. Constellation Jig 32
  45. Beep, Beep 32
  46. Why Does The Sun Shine 32
  47. What Is A Shooting Star 32
  48. Longitude And Latitude 32
  49. It's A Scientific Fact 32
  50. Ballad Of Sir Isaac Newton 32
  51. Friction 32
  52. Why Are Stars Of Different Colors 32
  53. Why Do Stars Twinkle 32
  54. What Is Gravity 32
  55. Planet Minuet 32
  56. Why Go Up There 32
  57. Science Songs  (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
    Science Songs for Teaching 
    (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)

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Worksheets
  1. Moons of the Solar System
  2. Famous Space Missions
  3. Famous Astronauts
  4. Astro Bingo (pdf)
  5. Astronomy Word Search (pdf)
  6. Constellation Word Search (pdf)
  7. 25 Astronomy Worksheets
  8. Moon Observation Chart
  9. Planet Report Form
  10. Solar System Crossword Puzzle
  11. Solar System Distances Chart
  12. Solar System KWL
  13. The Solar System
  14. Grade 3 Solar System Review
  15. Grade 3: Traveling Around the Sun
  16. Grade 3: The Sun and Its Planets

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Connie Campbell               Jefferson County Schools