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  • Round and Round

     Grade 1

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    Program Description
    2 hour program
    100 students
    Get on board our model Earth, or observe its actions from “outer space”. Both sets of observations provide us with enough evidence to confidently answer questions such as what happens to the Sun at night and what happens to the other stars during the day. Using further observations and modeling, you will be able to reason why the Earth is round, even without a satellite view. We’ll explore in depth how the sky seems to change, including the mysteriously changing moon and the Sun’s path in the sky throughout the year.


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    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    1-ESS1-1: Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

    1-ESS1-2: Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Analyzing and Interpreting Data
    Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
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    Connections to Nature of Science
    Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ESS1.A The Universe and its Stars
    ESS1.B The 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)
    W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
    W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
    MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    MP.4 Model with mathematics.
    MP.5 Use appropriate tools strategically.