Grade 4 : Standard 6 - The Universe

Conceptual Strand 6

The cosmos is vast and explored well enough to know its basic structure and operational principles.

Guiding Question 6

What big ideas guide human understanding about the origin and structure of the universe, Earth’s place in the cosmos, and observable

motions and patterns in the sky?

Grade Level Expectations

Checks for Understanding

State Performance Indicators

GLE 0407.6.1 Analyze patterns, relative movements, and relationships among the sun, moon, and earth.

 

0407.6.1 Chart the movements of the sun, moon, and earth to develop an explanation for the phases of the moon and solar and lunar eclipses.

0407.6.2 Sequence the major phases of the moon during a lunar cycle.

 

SPI 0407.6.1 Organize the phases of the moon in the correct sequence.

SPI 0407.6.2 Infer that the moon’s phases are caused by the revolution of the moon and earth around the sun.

 

Lesson Plans with Old Standards

How the Solar System Was Formed

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Planet Sequence

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Planets Sizes and Distances

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Characteristics of Each Planet

United Streaming

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Pluto

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Shadows

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Moon Phases