Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:10 PM
Very Informative for teachers
This chapter out of a Earth and Space Science textbook has a lot of great ideas for teachers looking for lesson plans for different grades. I really like that this chapter included lessons and ideas for grades K-8, which gives teachers a lot of different topics and activities to look at. I also think it's great that this resource had pre assessment ideas, post assessment, and actual instruction ideas. It gives a great lay out of ways that students can benefit from the ideas given.
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:59 PM
Great Resource for grades 4-7!
I thought this resource was spectacular. It included so many extra aspects that I had not expected. Instead of just focusing on one part of the earth, or only using text to explain it, Earth, Sun, and Moon: Our Moving Earth had videos, diagrams, and pictures of all different areas of how the earth moves and works in relation to the sun and moon. It included a small history portion as well, discussing Bronte and how the discovery of earths orbit started. I really liked the sections that were added called 'student preconceptions'. This resource shows what students may have thought about a certain idea, and what the right explanation is. This gives students a great way to explore the earth. I also liked how organized this resource was. It is broken up into sections and is sequenced in an appropriate manner. I think that students from about grades 4 to 7 will be able to understand and appreciate this source.
They all relate to the solar system and the planets that elementary/middle school students are learning about including the sun, earth, stars, and even the universe as a whole.
Type: User uploaded resource
Earth, Sun, and Moon: Our Moving Earth
Type: Science Object