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Grades 68. Students of all ages have an innate curiosity about our solar system and the broader universe. The Space Systems Exploration unit taps into this curiosity by helping students clarify what they already know about space. The 5-Class Unit Kit comes with Teacher’s Edition, Teacher’s Tools CD-ROM, teacher access to CarolinaScienceOnline.com, 16 reusable hardbound Student Guides, student eBook access, and the materials needed for a teacher to teach up to 5 classes of 32 students per day.
Grades 68. Students of all ages have an innate curiosity about our solar system and the broader universe. STC My Generation™: Space Systems Exploration taps into this curiosity by helping students clarify what they already know about space. Then, starting with the Sun-Earth-Moon system, it challenges them to perform a series of investigations through which they extend and enrich this knowledge.
STC My Generation™: Space Systems Exploration supports students’ growth in science and engineering through engagement in these types of investigations and activities. This unit addresses Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, associated science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts for grades 6 through 8. It allows students to experience phenomena that they find fascinating and exciting and that often make headline news. By completing this unit, students and teachers alike develop a better understanding of the relationships among the bodies within our solar system and beyond.
To structure and scaffold the development of students’ knowledge, skills, and cognitive reasoning, the unit includes a sequence of 4 primary lesson types: Skills and Knowledge Building lessons, an Exploration Activity, Systems lessons, and Applications lessons. In addition, this unit begins with a pre-assessment, allowing educators to assess students’ preconceptions, misconceptions, and skills that relate to the practices; and each ends with an assessment lesson that comprises performance and written assessment activities.
The Space Systems Exploration unit addresses the following standards:
Alignment to Next Generation Science Standards
Science and Engineering Practices
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Connections to Common Core English Language Arts
Connections to Common Core Mathematics
|Space Systems Exploration Teacher’s Edition||1||Included|
|Space Systems Exploration Student Guide||16||Included|
|Ball, Inflatable, 5”||12||Included|
|Ball, Racquet, Blue||12||Included|
|Balloon, Round, Yellow, 11”||12||Included|
|Board Set, Sun-Earth-Moon||8||Included|
|Card Set, Phases of the Moon||4||Included|
|Card Set, Photo, Mars||32||Included|
|Clay, Modeling, Green, 1/4 lb||5||Included|
|Compass, School, Pencil||16||Included|
|Container, Storage, Red, King||1||Included|
|Cylinder, Closed, 2.5 x 15 cm||12||Included|
|Dot, Adhesive, 3/4”||600||Included|
|Flashlight, Mini, with Batteries||16||Included|
|Globe, World, 12 cm (5”)||8||Included|
|Hoop, Quilting, 58 cm (23”)||8||Included|
|Line, Nylon, Braid, Black, #12, 60 yd||2||Included|
|Rubber, Synthetic, Sheet, 27 x 27”||8||Included|
|Ruler, Plastic, Metric (12”)||16||Included|
|Screw Eye, 1/4” ID x 1-1/8” OD||8||Included|
|Sphere, Styrene, 1-3/8”||325||Included|
|Sphere, Styrene, 7.5 cm (3”)||200||Included|
|String, Super Twine, 200 ft, Roll||5||Included|
|Tubing, Polyethylene, 10 cm||40||Included|
|Washer, Flat, USS, 5/16”||200||Included|