Elementary Science. Science Focus Lesson Week 6. Polk County Public Schools Linda Vendur, Senior Coordinator. Week 6 – SC.E.2.2.1. Benchmark: The student knows that, in addition to the Sun, there are many other stars that are far away. Essential Question:
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Polk County Public Schools
Linda Vendur, Senior Coordinator
Benchmark: The student knows that, in addition to the Sun, there are many other stars that are far away.
What is our sun like and how is it different from other stars in the universe?
star sun solar system
universe Milky Way Galaxy
The sun is a star that is at the center of our Solar System.
The sun is the largest object in our Solar System.
The sun is the only star in our Solar System.
Click the sun!
Compare the size of the planets to our Sun!
In your Science notebook write what you learned today.
Today I learned…
Think about the picture of the Sun and other stars.
Pair with another student.
Share two observations you made about the picture.
Observe the same basketball up close and then REALLY Far away.
The Sun looks big to us because it is the closest star to Earth.
In your science notebook, write you answer to the question…
Why does our Sun look so much bigger to us than the other stars?
Click on the toaster oven to find out.
Even the coolest
HOT! HOT! HOT!
2. The ___ is a star that is at the center of our Solar System.
3. The sun is the _______ object in our Solar System.
4. The sun is the only star in our _____ ______.
Hint: name of
5. Our solar system is part of the _______ ____.
In your Science notebook, order
these words from smallest to largest and explain your thinking.
Milky Way Galaxy
Why do you think we call it a Solar System?
1. Betelgeuse is a red giant star in the constellation Orion. Its diameter is approximately 650 times that of the Sun, a yellow star. If Betelgeuse is actually larger than the Sun, why does it appear so much smaller in the sky?
A . Yellow is an easier color to see in the sky than the color red.
B. Jupiter lies between Betelgeuse and Earth which makes Betelgeuse seem smaller.
C. The Sun is closer to the Earth than Betelgeuse is, and therefore the Sun appears larger and brighter.
D. Betelgeuse is near a black hole which absorbs the light of the star causing it to be less visible from Earth.
A. It is much larger than any other star.
B. It is much smaller than any other star.
C. It is medium-sized star.
D. All stars are the same size.
A. It is the hottest star.
B. It is the brightest star.
C. It is a different color from the other stars.
D. It is closer to us than other stars.
A. It is one of many stars in the universe.
B. It is the only star in the universe.
C. It is a planet in our solar system.
D. It is a type of comet.
Answer the Essential Question in your Science notebook.
What is our sun like and how
is it different from other
stars in the universe?