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Star Unit by Mind Map: Star Unit

1. Content Standard

1.1. The sun appears to be the largest star in the sky because it is the closest star to Earth. Some stars are larger than the sun and some stars are smaller than the sun.

2. Objective

2.1. Students will demonstrate their understanding of stars, the Sun, and their characteristics.

3. Grade Level & Groups

3.1. 5th Grade

3.2. Individual Project

4. Prior Knowledge

4.1. Know how to identify a star in the sky

4.2. Understand what the Sun is

5. Methods of Teaching

5.1. Ask thought provoking questions

5.2. Show YouTube videos of star formation

5.3. Teach them terminology relating to stars

6. Future Learning

6.1. As student progress through their educational career, students will use to information in astronomy classes and even physics classes.

7. Guided Questions

7.1. What do you see in the sky?

7.2. What are some characteristics of a star?

7.3. How is our sun are star?

7.4. How can we tell the age of a star?

8. Materials

8.1. Computers/tablets for research

8.2. Textbook

8.3. Books (of student choice) about stars

8.4. Projector to show videos

9. Technology Used

9.1. Students will use technology for their research project at the end of the unit

10. Accommodations

10.1. Students will be accommodated based on IEP and other needs

11. Extensions

11.1. Extensions will be given based on students' circumstances (with a valid excuse e.g. doctor note) and in the event of the school closing down.

12. Evaluation

12.1. The teacher will evaluated based on student efforts to grasp the material, give quizzes, and give a research project about a unique star that isn't Earth.

13. Reflections

13.1. Teacher and students will reflect on the unit, how useful it was, and if it met the content standard and objective