The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about stars. It is designed to examine students’ ideas about the location of stars in the daytime. Elementary students make observations of the day and night sky and question where some objects, like the Moon and stars, go during the daytime. Middle school students should be able to explain how the position of the stars changes as Earth rotates and seasons change during Earth’s revolution around the Sun. High school students learn more complex ideas related to stars, such as evolution, composition, and behavior. Teacher notes, standards, assessment, and references are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Dedication, Preface, Introduction, and Index.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 6/23/2009Pages 34Stock # PB193X3_25