This resource accompanies our Rethink 1st Grade Science Earth Systems, Structures & Processes unit. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This resource accompanies our Rethink 1st Grade Science Unit #2. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 1st Grade Science in Earth in the Universe.
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 1st Grade Science in Earth Systems, Structures & Processes.
In this lesson, students will explore the pattern of day and night by participating in a variety of hands on activities and class discussions. Students will discuss, sort, and sequence day and night activity picture cards, work in groups to create daytime and nighttime posters, sing a song about day and night, and explore the changing position of their shadows outside. All lesson materials are included.
In this lesson, students will learn about the moon. Students will learn why they can see the moon sometimes during the day and at night. Students will look at the lunar calendar to see the phases of the moon. Students can also take a virtual tour of the moon.
In this activity, students draw the position and shape of the moon in relation to other constant landmarks from the same location at home for 10 consectuive nights. After the tenth night, students answer questions based on their collected and analyzed data.
This resource provides information about using the classic children's book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown to illustrate the apparent movement of the moon across the sky at night. Suggestions for other books that are also helpful in teaching this concept are listed.
This resource supports English language development for English language learners. This online book and interactive resource describes and illustrates the Sun's movement across the sky as observed from Earth during the day. Text and audio versions are provided so the book can be used with students individually or with large and small groups.
In this lesson, students will review what objects are found in the day and night skies through text, images, discussion, and an interactive song. Students will verbally identify objects in each sky as assessment.
This is an activity about sunlight as an energy source. Learners will create a plant box and observe that a plant will grow toward the Sun, its primary source of energy. This hands-on activity is an additional lesson as part of the book, The Day Joshua Jumped Too Much.
Students record the position of the sun in the morning and afternoon and make connections to the directions east and west. They practice moving north, south, east, and west and use cardinal directions to read a map.
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In this activity, students will use paper, scissors and flashlights to understand why we do not see stars during the day. During the activity, students will create stars on the ceiling. The stars will be lit up by using a flashlight under construction paper with star shapes cut out. The ceiling will act as the sky. A second flashlight, representing our sun, will be shone onto the ceiling where the stars are projected. Just like our daytime sky on a sunny day, the once shining stars will disappear. Students can use tablets with the Night Sky app to check if there are stars in the sky, even when they cannot see them.