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Earth is an Ideal Place for Life Anchor Phenomenon

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Earth is an Ideal Place for Life Anchor Phenomenon

This is anchor phenomenon is supposed to create the need for searching for another Earth-like planet, which is the performance task for this unit. 

Hunting for Earth 2.0 Performance Task

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Hunting for Earth 2.0 Performance Task

This performance task is meant to build upon students' prior ideas and what they learn about the universe and celestial bodies. We have designed the unit so students have opportunities to explore and revise/add to the performance task at multiple points, allowing them to apply and evaluate their own understandings about the concepts covered in Unit 1.

Origin of the Universe & Solar System Unit Plan

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Origin of the Universe & Solar System Unit Plan

 

Regents-Based Item Bank - Earth-Moon

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Regents-Based Item Bank - Earth-Moon

The Regents Item Bank provides questions from past Regents exams aligned with the content of this unit.

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Regents-Based Item Bank - Motion and Seasons

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Regents-Based Item Bank - Motion and Seasons

Items from past Regents exams

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Regents-Based Item Bank - Universe and Solar System

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Regents-Based Item Bank - Universe and Solar System

The Regents Item Bank provides questions from past Regents exams aligned with the content of this unit.

The Earth-Sun-Moon System Unit Plan

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The Earth-Sun-Moon System Unit Plan

What humans see and experience from Earth is largely explained by the Earth's relative motion and position. In this unit, students will explore simulators, 3-D models, and data in order to develop an understanding of celestial phenomena and create their own models that help explain concepts such as the apparent path of constellations and the Sun, seasons, and the phases of the Moon.

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Unit 5 Professional Development Booklet

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Unit 5 Professional Development Booklet

This booklet can be used with teams of teachers to work through the resources in Unit 6.

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