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```							           INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE ASSIGNMENT SHEET:
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Exploring the Stars
K-2 Science Inquiry
A, B, and C
Students will have the chance to go into a constalation bubble and explor the planets and stars on a
completely different level. Children will search for constelations and try to identifly planets.
We pose testable questions.
1. Observe the stars. 2. Establish relationships between planets. 3. Communicate results on a graph.
LANGUAGE ARTS:1. Record data in a journal.2. Design a poster presentation of results. SOCIAL
SCIENCE:1. Investigate astronauts, etc.2. Investigate NASA and the history of the space craft.
View the stars at night through a telescope
Go online and view things about the stars and the planets.
We can use general scientific inquiry methods as a theme to our Early Childhood Interdisciplinary
Science classes. Gear our themes around three scientific inquiry principles: (1.) pose a "testable"
question; (ii.) Design and develop a simple investigation to answer the question; and (iii.) Design the
experiment so that students gather data and make observations.
Exploring the Stars
Can we devise simple experiments to answer testable questions?

Observe stars and constalations and compare and contrast the planets
Use a graph to gather and compare data
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Patterns in the Sky
Earth and Space Sciences
A
The teacher sets up a planetarium and allows the students to have class inside. Having a space like this
engages the students in the lesson as well as helps give a visual representation of the material they are
learning. the solar system
Planets and
Students had to think about each planet and all the components that went into a planet. Much valuable
information was learned during this lesson.
Math- Each planet had dimensions as well as mathematical facts. Science- You could look at the
elements inside of each planet. History- Learned the history of each planet as well as who went into
space. Planet has a Place" by Becky Baines
"Every
Students can be encouraged to look at the stars at night and see if they can find the big dipper and little
dipper.
The computer can be used to get information from as well as pictures. Also, a planetarium has lots of
technology within it, lights, computer, screen.
This is a fun and engaging way to teach students about the stars, planet and solar system.

Patterns in the Sky
Why is the sky different at night than during the day?

Students can discover this answer while being in the planetarium and having the software program
change the screen from nightthatday. the screen and figure out what the reason for this is. Students can
Students can gather the data to is on
also observe the changes with their own eyes.
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Starlab
K-2: Earth and Space Sciences
A, C
Students use a starlab, projecting the sky and universe to explore the changes between the day and sky
night, the universe, changes in weather, etc. Students can record and discuss what they see and their own
ideas on the earth and space. changes and space. 2. Ask questions about space and discover the answers
1. Explore processes of earth
through using the starlab. 3. Gather and record information about the earth and space.
1. Observe space and the earth. 2. Discover earth's changes and changes in space. 3. Use journals to
record information.
Language Arts: recording and writing information about the earth and space

"Planets: A Solar System Sticker Book" , "Magic School Bus: Lost In The Solar System" by Joanna Cole
and to a museum with space exhibits and information, read books about the earth and space.
Go Bruce Degan
Use Google Earth, Earth and space simulations
Using a starlab to explore Earth and space

Starlab
Can we explorem use, and understand Earth and Space changes by means of using a starlab?

Starlab in which students can view the sky, space, Earth, and other planets. Use this to find out patterns
and changes of the Universe.and space and how and why changes occur.
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BOOKS:
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TESTABLE
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INVESTIGATION:
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The Solar System
K-2: Scientific Inquiry
A,B,C
Students explore the solar system through our own in class planetarium. They will learn about the stars,
the sun, the planets and people that have made significant contributions to what we know.
(1) We can pose "testable" questions. (2) Simple investigations can be designed and implemented to
answer these questions. (3) Gather data about the stars and planets (4) We can search for relationships
(i.e. linear, polynomial, etc.) between variables (5) Experiments often have an "independent" and
"dependent" variablesystem 2. Establish a relationship between the sun and the planets 3. Demonstrate
1. Observe the solar
Language Arts: through a drawing
the relationship Record what you see/a description of the day/night sky. Create your own drawing of the
solar system
"Out Solar System" by Seymour Simon
On a clear night, students should lay outside and look up at the stars and take note of what they see,
trying to name specific constellations/galaxies talked about in class.

We can use general scientific inquiry methods as a theme to our Early Childhood Interdisciplinary
Science classes. Gear our themes around three scientific principles: (1) pose a "testable" question; (2)
Design and develop a simple investigation to answer the question; and (3) Design the experiment so that
students gether date and make observations.
The Solar System
Does the sun shine on all nine planets?

Explore the solar system-make connections between the stars, the planets and the sun
Record information about the planets/stars and make observations/comparisons
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INTERDISCIPLINARY
EXTENSIONS:
BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:
TECHNOLOGY:
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TESTABLE
QUESTION:
INVESTIGATION:
GATHER DATA &
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Planet Patterns
K-2; Earth and Space Sciences
A
Students observe the different patterns of the planets in the observatory
1. To pose testable quesitons 2. Observe patterns of planets
1. Observe the patterens of the planets 2. Understand the patterns of the planets
Language Arts: create your own planet and write a story about it Social Studies: Look up information on
how/who discovered each planet
Kingdom of the Sun: A book of planets
1. The family and the student can go outside at night and try to see the planets 2. The students can create
a model of that solar let the students observe the real planets
Find a site the will system
We can use earth and space sciences as a theme to our Early Child Interdisciplinary Science classes and
observe constant and changing patterns of objects in the day and night sky

Planet Patterns
Can we observe things to answer testable questions?

Observe planet patterns in an observatory
Observe planet patterens
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STANDARD:
BENCHMARKS:
SYNOPSIS:
STEM CONTENT:

THINKING PROCESS:
INTERDISCIPLINARY
EXTENSIONS:

BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:
TECHNOLOGY:
BIG PICTURE:

LAB:
TESTABLE
QUESTION:
INVESTIGATION:
GATHER DATA &
OBSERVE:
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Stellarium
K-2 Science Inquiry
A, B, and C
Student's will explore the stellarium on line then answer a work sheet.
1. We can pose "testable" questions.2. Simple investigations can be designed and implemented to answer
these questions.3. We need to gather data such as: N = number of turns, and t = time-of-flight4. We can
search for relationships (i.e. linear, polynomial, etc.) between variables.5. Experiments often have an
"independent variable" and "dependent variable."
1. Observe physics of the stars.2. Establish the relationship between two variables.3. Communicate
results and relationshipsRecordadata in a journal.2. Design a poster presentation of results.MATH:1.
LANGUAGE ARTS:1. using graph.
Count turns and record time-of-flight.2. Graph two variables.3. Establish relationships between two
variables.SOCIAL SCIENCE:1. Investigate all famous space travelers etc.2. Investigate the space
traveler.
Books about the planets and stars.
Observe the sky
observe the stellarium and nasa.org
We can use general scientific inquiry methods as a theme to our Early Childhood Interdisciplinary
Science classes. Gear our themes around three scientific inquiry principles: (1.) pose a "testable"
question; (ii.) Design and develop a simple investigation to answer the question; and (iii.) Design the
experiment so that students gather data and make observations.
Stellarium

Observe the stellarium and then record information on worksheet.
Gather data on the on worksheet and online
INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE ASSIGNMENT SHEET:
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BENCHMARKS:
SYNOPSIS:

STEM CONTENT:

THINKING PROCESS:

INTERDISCIPLINARY
EXTENSIONS:
BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:
TECHNOLOGY:
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LAB:
TESTABLE
QUESTION:
INVESTIGATION:
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Solar Systems Patterns Chart
K-2: Scientific Inquiry
A,B,C
Students will use what they learned during the planetarium lab and slide show to recognize the patterns in
the skies, moons and planets to fill out the information chart.
(1) We can pose "testable" questions. (2) Simple investigations can be designed and implemented to
answer these questions. (3) We need to gather data such as why things happen and what causes them (4)
We can search for relationships (i.e. linear, polynomial, etc.) between variables (5) Experiments often
have an "independent" and "dependent" variable planets (2) Establish a relationship between variables (3)
(1) Observe patterns in day/night sky, moon and
Communicate results through a diagram
Language Arts: Fill out information chart, create diagrams of patterns. Social Studies: Investigate
different astronauts and visits to space.
"Our Solar System " by Seymour Simon
Students create a mobile of the planets with their parents
powerpoint presentation by instructor
We can use general scientific inquiry methods as a theme to our Early Childhood Interdisciplinary
Science classes. Gear our themes around three scientific principles: (1) pose a "testable" question; (2)
Design and develop a simple investigation to answer the question; and (3) Design the experiment so that
students gether date and make observations.
Solar System Patterns Chart
What do the patterns in the sky tell us about the structure of the solar system.

Use the planetarium and powerpoint to discover patterns of the sky/moons/planets
fill in the information in the chart
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BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:
TECHNOLOGY:
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Review Planet Patterns
K-2; Earth and Space Sciences
A
Students review the different patterns of the planets
1. To pose testable quesitons 2. Review patterns of planets
1. Review the patterens of the planets 2. Make sure they understand the patterns of the planets
Language Arts: create your own planet and write a story about it Social Studies: Look up information on
how/who discovered each planet
Kingdom of the Sun: A book of planets
1. The family and the student can go outside at night and try to see the planets 2. The students can create
a model of that solar let the students observe the real planets
Find a site the will system
We can use earth and space sciences as a theme to our Early Child Interdisciplinary Science classes and
observe constant and changing patterns of objects in the day and night sky

Planet Patterns
Can we observe things to answer testable questions?

Review planet patterns
Observe planet patterens
INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE ASSIGNMENT SHEET:
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STANDARD:
BENCHMARKS:
SYNOPSIS:

STEM CONTENT:
THINKING PROCESS:

INTERDISCIPLINARY
EXTENSIONS:
BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:

TECHNOLOGY:
BIG PICTURE:

LAB:
TESTABLE
QUESTION:
INVESTIGATION:

GATHER DATA &
OBSERVE:
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Patterns in the Sky
Earth and Space Sciences
A
Students go inside a Planetarium and observe the different patterns in the night sky. They watch for the
constellations, and when certain sky patterns occur and are visible with the naked eye (solar and lunar
We can etc.)
eclipses,observe different changes in the night time sky. Watch for constellations and patterns during
certainabout when these patterns occur (during the summer or the winter solstice). Record data such as
Think times of the year.
the different patterns you see recurring each year.
Language Arts: Record down the different patterns of the sky that you see (Analemma of the sun, signs
of the Zodiac, transit of Mercury or Venus, etc.). Make a chart with all of the patterns that you find.
Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
Families can go outside at night time and take turns looking through a telescope. They can search for the
constellations, meteors (in August), and any other nighttime sky patterns that they find.
Telescopes, Planetariums, and investigation of www.nasa.gov
We can use Earth and Space Sciences to observe constant and changing patterns of obects in the day and
night sky. Observe and describe how the sun, moon and stars all appear to move slowly across the sky.

Patterns in the Sky
How many different constellations can you find in the sky? What are some sky patterns you notice that
occur every year?
Use a planetarium to observe and collect data from the different patterns in the night and day skies. Go
outside and use a telescope to look at the different constellations. See how many you can find.
Record the different patterns you discover (Polaris- Star Trails, Phases of Mercury and Venus, Seasonal
Constellations, etc.). Also record the constellations, and see if you can find them every night (since they
will shift--not including Polaris).
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THINKING PROCESS:
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BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:
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TESTABLE
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Patterns in the Sky
Earth and Space Sciences
A
Using a planetarium observe and record changes that occur in the night sky
1. Observe changes in the sky
Think about what the sky looks like
Language Arts- Write a story about the sky/ Record the patterns

N/A
Observe the night sky with family members
Online "Stellarium", telescopes, planetariums
We can use Earth and space sciences in early childhood interdiscilpilary science.

Patterns in the Night Sky
Why do the patterns in the night sky change?

Observe and record changes in the night sky.
Record observations
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STEM CONTENT:

THINKING PROCESS:

INTERDISCIPLINARY
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BOOKS:
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TECHNOLOGY:
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TESTABLE
QUESTION:
INVESTIGATION:
GATHER DATA &
OBSERVE:
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Patterns in the Sky
3-5 Earth and Space Science
A
Students will have access to a large dome to give a great demonstration about different patterns and the
planets. Another key point that the teacher will go over is how to spot the different phases of the moon.
They also will get to see the constalations and find out how to find them. Students will see patterns such
1. seasons and questions.
as We can posemonths. 2. We can search for important patterns. (eg. Where the sun is in the sky, etc.)
3. We can great stimulations that are hard to see with our bare eyes.
1. Students can observe space. 2. They can see patterns that happen that form things like months. 3.
Students can write down their findings and investigate further.
Language Arts: *Students can write a paper of what they observed in the dome. *Students can give a
presentation giving on pattern that they learned about in class. Math: *The class can graph the point at
which the sun is in the sky at different months. *Students can figure out the different weights you will be
on different plants. Solar System by *StudentsM. Branley
The Planets In Our Social Science: Franklyn can talk about what NASA is currently is doing.
The class can ask their family to look at the stars at night and try to find different constalations. They can
also find out what phase the moon is in that night. *Family can go to the science center.
By using this dome, the students will get a great understanding of the different patterns, the moon, the
planets, and the constalations. After this lab, the students should have a great understand of the patterns
in the sky.
Patterns in the Sky
What different patterns are caused by the sun being in a different part of the sky?

Use the dome to see different patterns. An example would be mark the trail the sun takes every month
and see if willstudents can see atheir observations in their notebooks and share with their group what they
The class the then write down pattern.
think they saw. The teacher will wrap up the class by going over what would be the right pattern.
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Planetarium
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Planetarium
Planetarium
Scientific Inquiry, K-2
A, B,C
Students observes the various constellation patterns in the blow up planetarium as a class. They observe
how the patterns change based on the time of year, and time of day. Students also observe the planets'
rotation around the sun, and their approximate size relative to earth. Students then complete a worksheet
identifying pose testable questions, 2.observeddevelop simple investigations to gather date to answer
1. We can the constellation patterns We can in the planetarium.
these questions what you already know about space, planets and constellations. 2.) Learn new
constellations and information by observing. 3.) Recall information learned on worksheet
History-- Students can research the history of FNASA and the first people sent to space, the moon, etc.
Language Arts- Students can write a story about what they would do if they were going to the moon.

Students can try to identify the constellations they learned about at home with their families.
blow up planetarium
General Inquiry methods can be used a theme of interdisciplinary sciences centered around three
scientific inquiry principles: (1.) pose a "testable"
question; 2) Design and develop a simple investigation to answer the question; and 3.) Design the
experiment so that students gather data and make observations.

Planetarium
Can we create simple experiments for young children to that are designed to anwer testable questions.

Observe the various star constellations in the blow up planetarium. Tap into any previous knowledge to
identify any of the constellations. Learn about the other constellations and planets. Observe how the
sun's position changes based on the time of year and how constellations change based on time of the year.
Students will observe and learn about various elements of space including: the sun, planets, planet's
rotations, star constellations and a little history of space exploration. Students will then complete a
worksheet based on what they learned in the planetarium.
INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE ASSIGNMENT SHEET:
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STANDARD:
BENCHMARKS:
SYNOPSIS:
STEM CONTENT:

THINKING PROCESS:
INTERDISCIPLINARY
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BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:
TECHNOLOGY:
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TESTABLE
QUESTION:
INVESTIGATION:
GATHER DATA &
OBSERVE:
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Graphing constilations in the sky.
Understanding how the sky changes between seasons K-2
Benchmark A. The universe, Observe the sun can only be seen during the day time and the moon can be
seen anytime of the day. planatarium and understanding how constilations change
observing the sky in the
We can pose testable questions. For example, why does the sky change and why can you on see certain
constilations at different times? You can research and design an experiment to support your thesis.
#NAME?
Benchmark A. The universe, Observe the sun can only be seen during the day time and the moon can be
seen anytime of the day.
Zoo in the Sky by:Jacqueline Mitton,Christina Ballit
Understanding night and day. Night mean going to bed. Day means to enjoy your activites.
telescopes to look at constilations
Knowing that the earth rotates around the sun. The sky changes between seasons

Constilations in the sky
How does the sky change?

Learn the constilations and know what season they are most likely to appear in.
s= the season N= the number of constilations with in that season.
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BENCHMARKS:
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INTERDISCIPLINARY
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BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:
TECHNOLOGY:
BIG PICTURE:

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TESTABLE
QUESTION:
INVESTIGATION:
GATHER DATA &
OBSERVE:
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Planetarium
K-2, Eath and Space Sciences
A
Students sit in a blow up platerium and study the patterns of the sun in the sky throughout the months.
Students observe each planet in the solar system, paying attention to its matter makeup, numbers of
moons and mass, as well as the conclusionsthat has been sent and the Earth
We can observe and then make technology about the planets there via NASA.
1.Observe the planetarium
2. Discuss with students the characteristics of each planet in the solar system as well as all important
NASA missions to them. a picuture of your favorite planet and write a description of that planet
LANGUAGE ARTS: draw
MATH: Count the number of planets who have similair massess and ones that don't
SOCIAL STUDIES:Investigate NASA's most influential missions
Magic School Bus
Encourage parents to sit outside with their children and look at the stars, possibly finding constellations
Planetarium
We can use observation to find out about space and the universe

Planetarium
What is in space?

Sit in a planetarium and observe space and the patterns within it, while learning about important NASA
missions
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STANDARD:
BENCHMARKS:
SYNOPSIS:
STEM CONTENT:
THINKING PROCESS:
INTERDISCIPLINARY
EXTENSIONS:

BOOKS:
HOME CONNECTION:

TECHNOLOGY:
BIG PICTURE:

LAB:
TESTABLE
QUESTION:
INVESTIGATION:
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OBSERVE:
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Planetarium Worksheet
Second-Third

This project deals with the planets and the sun and the moon and their various patterns depending on time
of day, etc.
Science
The students learn important facts about space that they can then connect what they see with what is truly
happening.
Language Arts: journal about what it would be like to live on a differet planet other than earth. Math:
measure a replic of each planet finding out which is largest etc. Science: watch planetarium videos to see
the different functions and movements of the sun and moon. Learn about the different aspects of the
planets.
Parents could take their child to a planetarium to see these things up close on the big screen. Also
various space movies are available for viewing at home or at IMAX.
Use the planetarium to view the solar system. Use computer program to build ones' own solar system.
Learning the various functions and movements of the things that coexist with is in this solar system.

Planetarium viewing and filling out sheet with the answers.
The students fill out the answers according to what they see.

Viewing and identifying the different functions and writing them down for further use.
View the planetarium models and then take that information and fill out the worksheet provided.

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