Welcome to Mr Andersen's 6th grade Science
Class - Gowana Middle School - Room G4
Earth and Beyond (click
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Timeline: 4 Weeks
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Great Seasons Animation -
A Good Moon
Phases Visual -
Your Weight on Other
Lunar Phases lab
Motions of the Sun Lab
During this unit, students will learn to...
Define the electromagnetic spectrum and the basic astronomical tools do
we use to "see" them
Evaluate different models of the solar system and their historic
Illustrate the cause and effect relationships in the rotation and
revolution and the tilt of the Earth
Demonstrate how moon phases and eclipses depend on the position of the
earth, moon and sun
Describe and list physical data about the earth and other 7 (8?) planets
in the solar system
Differentiate between asteroids, comets and meteorites
Understand the role and characteristics of the sun in our solar system
Calculate and compare the earth’s distance and size to the sun and other
stars in the galaxy.
- Sections: Chapter 1 Section 1
- Sections: Chapter 2 Section 1,2
- Sections: Chapter 3 Section 1,2,3,4
- Sections: Chapter 4 Section 1,2
- Electromagnetic Spectrum
- Reflecting Telescope
- Moon Phase
- Refracting Telescope
- Outer Planets
- Outer Planets
- Astronomical Unit
- Inner Planets
- Light Year
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aware of the due dates as they are given.
Dark Side of the Moon:
Make a model in your mind as we revolve and rotate along with the earth.
Does everyone on Earth
see the same solar/lunar eclipse and moon phase at the same time?
Light source, Globe,
Sun/Earth/ Moon Models, Book, Pencil and
Dark Side of the Moon Visual
Solar Daze and Dials:
Lounge around and
watch the day roll by.
Question: Can you use a protractor to tell time?
Protractor, Sun, Compass, Non-permanent marker
Biking To The Stars:
Take a trip across the universe on a bicycle.