Monday, September 2, 2013

3rd Grade-Week 1 The Movement of the Sun

1st Lab Session Week
Luckily, we had sunny weather the entire week to study the Sun's movement outside and trace shadows.

Concept: The Movement of the Sun
Investigation: How and why does the Sun move across our sky?
Homework: Get parent letter signed.

  • Vocabulary
1.    Sun
2.    Rotate
3.    Orbit
4.    Cardinal directions-north, south, east, west
5.    Shadow
6.    Compass

  • Brain “Sun”
  • Where's the Sun?
  • Trace shadows 

4. Objects in the sky move in regular and predictable patterns. As a basis for understanding this concept:
4e. Students know the position of the Sun in the sky changes during the course of the day and from season to season.
5. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will:
5a. Repeat observations to improve accuracy and know that the results of similar scientific investigations seldom turn out exactly the same because of differences in the things being investigated, methods being used, or uncertainty in the observation.


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