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					Night Sky
            Night Sky
6 -8 year olds
Introductory
Lesson
                        Group 5 - Shiny Shadows
         Aim of the Lesson


• To familiarise students with the night sky
         Objectives of the Lesson
Students should know that . . .

1.   The sky is full of stars
2.   The moon is not a star
3.   The sun is a star
4.   The sun provides light for us to see
5.   Stars are still there during the day
          Before the lesson . . .
• Students will not have studied the topics of
  light or the night sky in school before.

• We would give the parents a list of questions
  to discuss with their children while observing
  the night sky.
             Sample Questions
•   How many stars can you see?
•   Can you count them?
•   Which is the biggest one?
•   Do the stars make any shapes?
•   What do you think stars are?
•   Do you think they are hot or cold?
     Running of the First Lesson
• Brainstorm using questions from observation.
• Discuss briefly the morning sky and the
  differences between it and the night sky.
• Why is it brighter now?
• What can you see?
• Where are the stars?
• Conclude that the sun is star.
• Do we need the sun?
                  Activity
What we will need . .
• Enough dim flashlights for all students
• A classroom which can be made gradually
  darker (for example a window with blinds.)
        Objectives of the Lesson
Students NOW know that . . .

1. The sky is full of stars from night sky observation
2. The moon is not a star from morning discussion
3. The sun is a star from morning discussion
4. The sun provides light for us to see from
   morning discussion
5. Stars are still there during the day from the
   morning activity
           Image References
• http://blindsandshades.org/wp-
  content/themes/inove/img/window-mini-
  blinds.jpg
• http://www.learnersdictionary.com/art/ld/flas
  hlight.gif
• http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_svnWzMDTyA0/S4
  49RwtnCeI/AAAAAAAALe8/uA8dKDbUwuw/s4
  00/sun_tour.jpg

				
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