The Early Years: Resources and conversation on PreK to 2 Science

Ashbrook, Peggy
January 2007
Science & Children;Jan2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p16
Academic Journal
The article presents a lesson plan for teaching elementary school students in the U.S. the day-and-night cycle. The day-and-night cycle forms the basis for understanding many other natural cycles in plants, animals, Earth processes and learning about the solar system. The lesson is also part of the National Science Education Content Standard D. When teaching this topic for children, it is appropriate to focus their attention on the Sun and its movement across the sky through discussion and observation. A hands-on activity which helps children understand that light travels in a straight path is included.


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