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Common Misconceptions about Day and Night, Seasons
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This article describes common misconceptions held by elementary students about the cause of day and night and seasons. The article provides ideas for formative assessment, teaching strategies, and the National Science Education Standards.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Geoscience
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Day and Night in the World
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This activity allows pupils to learn the difference between diurnal and nocturnal animals, understand that when it is day here, it is night on the other side of the world, and that it is light when the Sun comes up and it is dark when the Sun goes down. At the end, pupils build a model of the Earth and can experiment with day and night.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Polar Patterns: Day, Night, and Seasons - Issue 3, May 2008
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This issue of the free online magazine, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, highlights ways to teach about the extremes in day and night and seasons in the Arctic and Antarctica. The targeted literacy skill is cause/effect relationships. Art and poetry are integrated through a study of the aurora.

Subject:
Applied Science
Education
Engineering
Geoscience
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
The Ohio State University
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Polar Patterns: Unit Outlines
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This article assembles free resources from the Polar Patterns: Day, Night, and Seasons issue of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears cyberzine into a unit outline based on the 5E learning cycle framework. Outlines are provided for Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kelli Shrewsberry
Terry Shiverdecker
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Polar Patterns: Virtual Bookshelf
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This article highlights children's literature about day and night, seasons, the aurora, and cause and effect for use in the elementary classroom.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Angela Grandstaff
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
What is Light Pollution?
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Learn how light plays an important role in what you see and don't see in space.  Engage in fun activities learning about light pollution and how the Sun, Earth and Moon interact with one another.  Finally we will incorporate the other planets in our solar sytem and learn how they all move about one another in space.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Ken Harrison
Date Added:
03/22/2021
What is Time?
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In this activity, students discuss the notion of time and how time can be measured. They build an hourglass to measure time and test it. This activity will allow students to have a better understanding of time and the instruments that can be used to measure it.

Subject:
Applied Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Date Added:
01/01/2016
何をしますか/What Do You Do? Novice Low, Japanese 101, Lab 10
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The students will review the verbs they have learned so far, as well as the days of the week, the time of day, and the hours of the day. Then, they will ask and answer questions in pairs about simple daily schedules. Finally, as a group, they will describe what they do on the weekends.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/14/2019
毎日の生活パート1/Daily Activities
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A simple presentation will introduce the students to a couple individuals’ simplified schedule. The presentation reviews the times of day and what activities someone would do throughout the day. The students will then build a small schedule for a character and practice presenting their schedule. At the end of the activity, students will talk about their own schedules.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
10/14/2019