This week in science we are talking about why day and night occur and things that we do during the day and at night. Yesterday we watched a BrainPop on the Earth that talked about why we have day and night. Today, 3 of the kids modeled the Earth's rotation of the sun and the moon's rotation of Earth. Our "Earth" had to rotate and spin at the same time (which he did very well!)
After modeling the rotations for a review, the students made their own small scaled models with a paper plate and Earth and moon cut-outs.
|We looked at real pictures of the sun, so the kids put the different colors they saw.|
|When they finished they were able to rotate and spin their Earth and rotate their moon.|
Friday,the kids used a Venn Diagram to sort pictures of things they do during the day, at night, or both.