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Stars and Constellations

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The Fifth Grade is currently working on the unit, Patterns of Earth and Sky.

This Unit includes four chapters. In this unit, students take on the role of astronomers, helping a team of archaeologists at the fictional Museum of Archaeology. Students are asked to figure out and explain the significance of the illustrations on a recently discovered thousand-year-old artifact with a missing piece, the anchor phenomenon for the unit.

Chapter 1: Why don't we see a lot of stars in the daytime?

Chapter 2: Why is the sun up sometimes, but not other times?

Chapter 3: Why do we see different stars at different times of year?

Chapter 4: How can we investigate why we see different stars on different nights?