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Background For Teachers:
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Pre-Assessment/Invitation to Learn
Have students answer the first question on page 6 in their moon books about how we get day and night. Discuss with the class what they wrote in their journals.
Activity 1 - Day and Night Cycle
Activity 2 - Earth, Moon, and Sun
Help students visualize how Earth and the moon travel together in space around the sun with this enactment. Review what orbit means: the path an object in space follows as it revolves around another object. Review what revolve means: to circle around an object.
Homework & Family Connections
Conduct the same experiment at home with their families.
Read books about the moon and Earth.
Send home a list of websites and encourage student to look them up with their families. Share with their family the "Earth, Moon Orbits" activity.
Have students illustrate their moonbook pg. 6 how we get day and night.
Why do we have a year?
Write down the definitions in their journals.
Check for accuracy on page 6 of their journals.
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