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Sun Observation Project

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 19 pages | Grades: 1 - 2

Use observations of the sun to describe patterns that can be predicted with this journal project.

First Grade Science – The Sun for Kids!

Your students may be starting to discover that there are many things in nature that go through predictable patterns and cycles. You may have discussed that day turns to night, the seasons come and go, the moon changes shape, etc. If your students haven’t recognized that the sun follows predictable patterns, as well, you have come to the right place!

Teach Starter has created a sun observation project that your students use to observe and describe patterns of the sun.

This observation project includes the following pages:

  • Rubric
  • Journal cover
  • Sun KWL chart
  • Sun observation templates
    • Space for students to record predictions, observations, and a space to draw
  • Sun investigation templates
  • All about the sun worksheet
  • Patterns of the sun template
  • Reflection page

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this sun observation activity to enhance learning through small groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by completing this project in a small group or in a one-on-one setting.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For fast finishers, encourage students to think about why the sun rises and sets each day, why the sun feels hotter during certain periods of the year, etc. Students can write their responses and discuss with other classmates, or draw a picture.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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