Modeling Day and Night

scienceteachermamaCause and Effect, Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions, Crosscutting Concepts, Developing and Using Models, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI), Earth and Space Science, Engaging in Argument from Evidence, MS-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe, Patterns, Resources, Science and Engineering Practices, Seasonal Change Unit, Systems and System ModelsLeave a Comment

Before we move on to understanding what causes the seasons, we find out what doesn’t cause the seasons. By 6th grade, most students know that earth moves in two ways: … Read More

How to Develop a Longitude/Latitude 3D model to Explain Why They’re Measured in Degrees

scienceteachermamaAsking Questions and Defining Problems, Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions, Developing and Using Models, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI), Earth and Space Science, MS-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe, Resources, Scale, Proportion, Quantitiy, Seasonal Change Unit, Using Mathematics and Computational ThinkingLeave a Comment

When looking at latitude lines on a map or a globe it is hard to understand that they are angle measurements and that is why their unit is measured in … Read More

Longitude and Latitude: Creating Models and Integrating 6th grade Common Core Math Standards

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The full lesson plan and activity sheets with teacher guides is available on Teachers Pay Teachers. Use this link. Brief Lesson Description: Students start off by observing the similarities and … Read More

Analyzing Earth’s Shape and Exploring a Globe and Map

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  VS    The first lesson of the unit asks students for their ideas about Earth’s shape. I was surprised to find out how many misconceptions students had about this … Read More

Seasonal Change Unit

scienceteachermamaAnalyzing and Interpreting Data, Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Cause and Effect, Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions, Crosscutting Concepts, Developing and Using Models, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI), Earth and Space Science, Energy and Matter, Engaging in Argument from Evidence, MS-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe, Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information, Patterns, Planning and Carrying Out Investigations, Scale, Proportion, Quantitiy, Science and Engineering Practices, Seasonal Change Unit, Stability and Change, Structure and Function, Using Mathematics and Computational ThinkingLeave a Comment

This unit begins the second half of the year where we explore how energy from the sun drives the motion and/or cycling of matter at Earth’s surface. At this point … Read More