Our Super Star

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Link to Resource: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.eiu.lp_superstar/our-super-star/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5
Organization:PBS LearningMedia
Publication Date:2006
Summary:Our star, the Sun, is an ordinary star. It is not particularly special compared to other stars in the universe, however, it is crucially important to us. As the massive energy source at the center of our solar system, the Sun is responsible for Earth's climate, weather, and life. In this lesson, students use observations, activities, and videos to learn basic facts about the Sun. Students also model the mechanics of day and night and use solar energy to make a tasty treat.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:1-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: astronomy; elementary school; energy; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; space; sun
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