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Standard 4-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the properties, movements, and locations of objects in the solar system. (Earth Science)
4-3.1 Recall that Earth is one of many planets in the solar system that orbit the Sun.
4-3.2 Compare the properties (including the type of surface and atmosphere) and the location of Earth to the Sun, which is a star, and the Moon.
4-3.3 Explain how the Sun affects Earth.
4-3.4 Explain how the tilt of Earth’s axis and the revolution around the Sun results in the seasons of the year.
4-3.5 Explain how the rotation of Earth results in day and night.
4-3.6 Illustrate the phases of the Moon and the Moon’s effect on ocean tides.
4-3.7 Interpret the change in the length of shadows during the day in relation to the position of the Sun in the sky.
4-3.8 Recognize the purpose of telescopes.
On the Shoulder of Giants - Video
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Photostory project that Mrs. Heaton put together using the song "On the Shoulder of Giants." The song is about how far we have come since our first look into space 400 years ago.
Online Astronomy Games and Activities
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In this document you will find links to several online astronomy games and activities.
The Sun Song
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Learn more about the sun with this fun song and video
NASA - 2012 Rumors
Link to NASA site debunking some of the "science" in the movie 2012.
Today's Moon Phase
Click on this link to see the current moon phase.
Current Month - Moon Phase Calendar
Click on this link to view a moon calendar for the current month.
Sun, Earth, Moon Rap
Click on this link to be taken to Rhythm, Rhyme, Results educational rap song about the Sun, Earth and Moon.
Savannah Astronomy Club
Link to local astonomy club in Savannah, GA. Check their calendar of events for programs as well as links to other astronomy sites.
Shoulder of Giants - Lyrics
Click on this link to be taken to the lyrics page of the song featured above, "On the Shoulder of Giants."
NASA's Space Place - Trivia Game
Test your knowledge of space in this interactive, informative, and child friendly quiz.
NASA Game Site
Click here to enter NASA's game site for kids. There are several games related to our study of the solar system.
Answer the questions correctly and unveil the picture.
School House Rock - Gravity
YouTube video of School House Rock "Victim of Gravity".
The Sun Song and More
This site will take students to the AstroCappella's site, which features music we have been playing in class, specifically students can listen to full versions of On The Shoulder of Giants and the Sun Song.
School House - Planets
YouTube Video - School House Rock "Interplanet Janet"
Click here to play some arcade like games which will help you with our astronomy unit vocabulary.
Astronomy Review - Jeopardy
Great way to review what you have learned in Astronomy!
Moon Phase Game
Test your skill. See if you can match up the correct moon phase.
What was the Moon Phase on you Birthday?
Click here to see what moon phase it was on your birth date.
Online Board Game - Astronomy Review
Play this online board game reviewing concepts we have learned in our Astronomy unit.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Astronomy Review
Play this Who Wants to be a Millionaire style review game for our astronomy unit.
Try this fun astronomy themed hangman game. There are several other astronomy games that students can play on the left hand side menu of this site.
Moon Phase Match Up
Click here to see if you can match up the moon phase.
Mrs. Heaton's Website
Beaufort County School District
2510 Mossy Oaks Rd.
Beaufort, SC 29902