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5th Grade Astronomy by Mind Map: 5th Grade Astronomy
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5th Grade Astronomy

Unit 1: The Sun

• What is the Sun?

• What changes take place on the Sun?

• How does the Sun produce Energy?

• Assignment: Students will organize weather data and compose a global weather report for one day.

Quiz

Unit 2: The Solar System

• How big are the planets?

• What are else is in our Solar System?

• What planets have moons besides Earth?

• Assignment: Table Chart of Planets and Art Project.

Quiz

Unit 3: The Paths

• How does the shape of the planets orbit effect the Sun?

• What is the order of the Planets from the Sun?

• What keeps the planets in their orbits?

• Assignment: Students will evaluate information on gravity and inertia.

Quiz

Standards

4.a

4.b

4.c

4.d

4.e

5.a

5.b

5.c

6.a

6.b

6.h

6.i

Objectives

Objective #1

Students will memorize and list the planets in their order from the Sun.

Objective #2

Students will explore the Sun's physical make-up.

Objective #3

Students will compare the characteristics of the Sun's behavior with its effect on our weather patterns.

Objective #4

Students will the Sun and Moon’s effects on the Earth’s oceans.

Objective #5

Students will illustrate a Solar System showing satellites, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets.

Objective #6

Students will apply art, math skills to create a descriptive illustration of the Solar System.

Objective #7

Students will demonstrate skills in interpreting weather data across the globe distinguishing patterns and trends.

Objection #8

8. Students will report on the effects of inertia and gravity by reviewing multiple resources.

Assessments

• Assessment: Summative

• Assessment: Performance based.

• Assessment: Evaulation Essay

• Assessment: Total Quiz Scores