Moon Observations

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Link to Resource: http://ncisla.wceruw.org/muse/earth-moon-sun/materials/intro/material1C/inotes/index.html
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Modeling for Understanding in Science Education (MUSE)
Summary:Data gathering is a starting point for model building. With this material, students have an opportunity to gather data that will later be explained by their EMS model. Students compile data for a complete cycle of Moon phases (28 days). This should elicit the idea that observation is a major part of science.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS2-1; MS-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; astronomy; data; earth; earth science; education; elementary school; geoscience; high school; middle school; model; moon; space; sun
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