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Grade 1. During the unit, students directly observe the Sun, Earth, Moon, and solar system. The unit kit for Sky Watchers includes a Teacher’s Guide and enough supplies and apparatus for a class of up to 24 students.
Grade 1. The Sky Watchers Unit Kit includes a Teacher’s Guide and enough supplies and apparatus for a class of up to 24 students. During the unit, students directly observe the Sun, Earth, Moon, and solar system. Students describe the differences between the daytime and nighttime skies, then use models and demonstrations to investigate Earth’s rotation on its axis, its revolution around the Sun, and its tilt relative to the Sun. They experiment to explore the effects of the Sun’s light and heat on Earth, trace the path of a shadow, and compare temperatures in sunlight and shade. Students study the Moon and identify the monthly pattern of its phases. Finally, they synthesize information about the planets and their relative size to construct their own solar system models.
|BBS Teacher’s Guide, Sky Watchers||1||Included|
|Bookend, Nonslip Base, Small||1||Included|
|Chalk, Assorted Colors||24||Included|
|Clamp Lamp, with Reflector||1||Included|
|K’NEX® Connector, Tan||15||Included|
|Clay, Modeling, Green, 1/4 lb||2||Included|
|Light Bulb, 60 W||2||Included|
|Card Set, Phases/Moon||1||Included|
|K’NEX® Rod, Red, 5-1/8”||12||Included|
|String, Super Twine, 200 ft, Roll||1||Included|
|Rubber Band, #64||16||Included|
|Ruler, Plastic, Metric (12”)||16||Included|
|Chart, Moon Journal, 17 x 22”||1||Included|
|Planet Posters Set||1||Included|
|Classroom Set, Solar System||1||Included|
|Sphere, Styrene, 7.5 cm (3”)||12||Included|
|Thermometer, Fahrenheit, 9”||24||Included|
|K’NEX® Tire Insert, 2”||12||Included|