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  • Heroes of the Sky

     Grade 4

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    Program Description
    2 hour program
    60 students
    The constellations names come from Greek and Roman mythology. Inspired by Rick Riordan’s world of Percy Jackson, students will be introduced to age-appropriate versions of Greek myths as they act out the stories and find some of the heroes in the patterns in the night sky. Then students will participate in hands-on astronomy “training” activities to explore specific astronomy content. This program is designed to link astronomy with arts and social studies through the understanding of culture through myths. (Planetarium Program)


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    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation

    5-ESS1-2. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Analyzing and Interpreting Data

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    Connections to Nature of Science
    Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System.

     Cross Cutting Concepts

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    Connections to Nature of Science
    Scientific Knowledge Assumes an Order and Consistency in Natural Systems

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    RI.5.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
    RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
    RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
    SL.4.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
    SL.5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes..
    MP.1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    MP.2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    MP.4. Model with mathematics.