Brightness of the Sun and Stars Activities for 5th Grade Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the brightness of the sun and stars. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Brightness of the Sun and Stars 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Brightness of the Sun and Stars Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.
The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.
After completing the Brightness of the Sun and Stars 5E Lesson, students will be able to support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth. [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to relative distances, not sizes, of stars. Assessment does not include other factors that affect apparent brightness (such as stellar masses, age, stage).]
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the brightness of the sun and stars unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
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