•    More Than Meets The Eye

     more than meets the eye




    Maximum class size – 60
    How many stars are really in the Seven Sisters star cluster? Students discover the answer when they count them using a technological tool of astronomy: binoculars. Other sky wonders are also viewed with binoculars. Celestial objects such as planets are identified in the planetarium sky as seen by the unaided eye. How do we observe objects in the solar system? Telescopic images of planets and other objects are displayed, showing the advantages telescopes have over unaided eyes. Students get an overview of galaxies as well. Constellations of different seasons are viewed as we enjoy a year of stargazing in a matter of minutes! This is a good fit to 5th grade from the Science Fusion textbooks.

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     Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) MCCRS- RELA & Math

    Performance Expectation (PE) 5-ESS1-1.
    Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.

    Science and Engineering Practices
    Engaging in Argument from Evidence
    Support an argument with evidence, data, or a model.

    Disciplinary Core Ideas
    ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars
    The sun is a star that appears larger and brighter than other stars because it is closer. Stars range greatly in their distance from Earth.

    Crosscutting Concepts
    Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
    Natural objects exist from the very small to the immensely large.

    Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (5-ESS1-1)
    Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. (5-ESS1-1)
    Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-ESS1-1)

    Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-ESS1-1)