This unit is designed for third and fourth grade students. The purpose of this unit is to show students the relationship between the Sun and Earth. The unit will touch upon many key concepts such as rotation and revolution. Students will learn about the solar system, more importantly the Sun and Earth and how it relates to our lives. Students will understand how important the Sun is and be able to relate this knowledge to the science unit on plant growth and development. Students will also learn about weather, climate, and seasons. They will have the opportunity to do hands-on projects that relate to district-wide goals.
(Developed for Science and Mathematics, grade 3; recommended for Science and Mathematics, grades 3-4)