The pulse of the tides, the dance of the Moon and the swing of the seasons captivate even the youngest child. The realistic visualizations in Starry Night Elementary engage their natural fascination and guide them to understand the world on a scientific basis. With lesson plans and activities correlated to State and National standards, Starry Night Elementary for grades K-4 is the most effective way to introduce space science.
Important Advantages of Starry Night Elementary
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What Makes Starry Night Elementary Great!
Built-in Lesson plans correlated to state and national standards that meet curriculum needs
Accurate visualizations and simulations that allow students to make precise observations of Moon phases, motions of the Sun and planets, seasons, eclipses and much more
Interactive computer exercises and hands-on activities that encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration and accommodate diverse learning styles Pre- and post-assessment resources with recommendations for improved student performance
Flexible teaching models for easy adaptation to pacing and classroom needs
Opportunities to develop key skills: observation, data collection, analytical thinking and discovery
Extensions that connect to topics in math, physics, language arts, social studies and technology
Comprehensive E-Teacher's Guide
Starry Night embraces the 5E method of science instruction and lesson planning: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. These are the STEM cornerstones of good science. Lessons correlate to both the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), the US National Science Education Standards and the Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes in Canada.
The activities in Starry Night Elementary are structured as adventures that enable the students to construct their own knowledge of the world around them. Each adventure addresses the science content standards, incorporates several science process skills and connects to language arts, fine arts, math and/or social studies in a seamless way.
The resources section includes post-assessment resources such as Log Sheets and KWL charts that can be compiled to create a complete logbook for each student.