Galaxies and Solar Systems

Resource ID#: 13565 Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 5
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Internet Connection, Java Plugin
Instructional Time: 4 Hour(s)
Keywords: Solar System, Planet, Galaxy, Milky Way, Space, Distance
Instructional Component Type(s): Unit/Lesson Sequence
Instructional Design Framework(s): Confirmation Inquiry (Level 1), Learning Cycle (e.g., 5E)
Resource Collection: Orange County Public Schools

Aligned Standards

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Aligned Access Points

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Identify that a galaxy is made of a very large number of stars and the planets that orbit them.

Recognize that a galaxy is a group of stars.

Recognize major differences in the characteristics of the planets in the Solar System.

Identify that the Solar System includes the Sun, Earth, Moon, and other planets and their moons.

Identify that the Sun, Earth, and Moon are part of the Solar System.

Identify the basic purpose of an experiment.

Recognize that people use observation and actions to get answers to questions about the natural world.

Identify that science knowledge is based on observations and evidence.

Recognize that science knowledge is based on careful observations.

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