USA S&E Festival Coffee Break 1 - January 2022

Attention - Shipping

Due to the current situation we are facing as a society and ongoing challenges beyond our control, we are experiencing delays in both our supply chain as well as ship times from our warehouse. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


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

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

Learn More