Patterns & Cycles in Space

 (7th Grade) Science students designed a model that shows one of the patterns & cycles. (Topics: Seasons, Planetary Orbits, Eclipses, Orbits of Asteroids or Comets, Lunar Phases). They created an educational video or gif in Keynote using the model to teach about the pattern & cycle. Students explained the scale of their model and described the role of gravity in the pattern or cycle.

ESS1-1 Patterns & Cycles:

Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

ESS1-2 Role of Gravity:

Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system

ESS1-3 Scale Models:

Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

Model Gif Example
Created in Keynote.


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