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  • Spaceship Earth

    Sun, Moon, Stars, & Planets

    Mystery 1: Day, Night, & Earth's Rotation

    Why does the sun rise and set?

    Exploration (20 min)
    Activity: Sky Viewer (25 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)
     MARK TAUGHT
    Why does the sun rise and set?

    Mystery 2: Earth's Rotation & Time

    Who set the first clock?

    Exploration (20 min)
    Activity: Make a Shadow Clock (25 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)
     MARK TAUGHT
    Who set the first clock?

    Mystery 3: Seasons & Earth's Revolution

    Why do the stars change with the seasons?

    Exploration (20 min)
    Activity: Universe-in-a-Box (25 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)
     MARK TAUGHT
    Why do the stars change with the seasons?

    Mystery 4: Seasonal Changes & Sun's Path

    How can the sun tell you the season?

    Exploration (20 min)
    Activity: Guess the Season (25 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)
     MARK TAUGHT
    How can the sun tell you the season?

    Mystery 5: Moon Phases, Lunar Cycle

    Why does the moon change shape?

    Exploration (20 min)
    Activity: Model the Moon's Phases (25 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)
     MARK TAUGHT
    Why does the moon change shape?

    Mystery 6: Planets & Solar System

    What are the wandering stars?

    Exploration (20 min)
    Activity: Running to Neptune (25 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)
     MARK TAUGHT
    What are the wandering stars?

     

     

    Human Machine

    Human Body, Senses, & the Brain

    1. Lessons
    2.  
    3. Activity Prep
    4.  
    5. Standards
    6.  
    7. Assessments

    Unit Starter: System Models

    Owl Ambush

    Owl Ambush

    Anchoring Phenomenon (10 min)
     
    Guided Student Inquiry (20 min)
    Activity: Owl System Model (30 min)

    Mystery 1: Muscles & Skeleton

    Why do your biceps bulge?

    Why do your biceps bulge?

    Exploration (25 min)
    Activity: Robot Finger (30 min)
    Unit Connection (30 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)

    Mystery 2: Eyes & Vision

    What do people who are blind see?

    What do people who are blind see?

    Exploration (25 min)
    Activity: Eye Model (30 min)
    Unit Connection (30 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)

    Mystery 3: How Eyes Work

    How can some animals see in the dark?

    How can some animals see in the dark?

    Exploration (20 min)
    Activity: Pupil Card (25 min)
    Unit Connection (30 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)

    Mystery 4: Brain & Nerves

    How does your brain control your body?

    How does your brain control your body?

    Exploration (30 min)
    Activity: Think Fast! (20 min)
    Unit Connection (30 min)
    Extras (2 hrs)

    Performance Task: System Modeling & Explanation

    How are animal bodies like a machine?

    How are animal bodies like a machine?

     
    Unit Review (20 min)
    Activity: Animal System Model (2 hrs)

Example of Completed Mystery 1-Student Created Robot Hands

Example of Completed Mystery 1-Robot Hands

How do your eyes work?