SCI-05.ESS1.02

Earth Space Science Logo5th Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[ESS1] Earth's Place in the Universe

SCI-05.ESS1.02 Construct a graph to reveal patterns of daily changes in length (metric) and direction of shadows, length of day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include the position and motion of Earth with respect to the sun and selected stars that are visible only in particular months.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis between its North and South poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can graph data to reveal daily changes in length and direction of shadows 
  • I can graph data to reveal patterns in length of day and night 
  • I can graph data to reveal patterns in the appearance of stars based on the seasons

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • graph data that demonstrates limited understanding with significant misconceptions of basic concepts related to: 
  • daily changes in shadows 
  • patterns in length day and night 
  • patterns in appearance of stars based on seasons
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • graph data that demonstrates some understanding with minor misconceptions of basic concepts related to: 
  • daily changes in shadows 
  • patterns in length day and night 
  • patterns in appearance of stars based on seasons
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • graph data that demonstrates general understanding with no misconceptions of basic concepts related to: 
  • daily changes in shadows 
  • patterns in length day and night 
  • patterns in appearance of stars based on seasons
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • graph data that is detailed, accurate, and demonstrates thorough understanding of concepts related to: 
  • daily changes in shadows 
  • patterns in length day and night 
  • patterns in appearance of stars based on seasons

Resources

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  • list

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