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Observing Where the Sun Sets
Grade Level: 3-5
Lesson Time: Less Than 30 Minutes
Body: Sun, Earth
Mission: Earth Science Missions (Earth), Heliophysics Missions (Sun)

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Short Description: This activity is for students to do at home. When they complete it, they will have created a horizon sun calendar much like ones that were used in many Native American tribes.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

Read more: NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

Practices:

  • 3-Planning and carrying out investigations

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 1-Patterns

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Credit: The Lawrence Hall of Science


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Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014