As a teacher in a low income/high poverty school district, my students have a zest for learning and are energetic about coming to science class. I have the privilege to teach all grade levels in my school, K-5. Every day is a new day and an opportunity for students to learn something new and achieve a goal.
When students enter my room, they enter as scientists and are ready to discover the wonders of the world.
There are no failures in science class just learning experiences. My school is one of the few that has a science specialist that are dedicated to teaching just science.
All students in grades K-5 learn about the Earth and the solar system during their third unit. They learn about how the Earth revolves around the Sun and the planets in the solar system.
The students love learning about outer space.
It is one of their favorite topics. Many grade levels go outside to observe shadows and the sky during the day. They are, of course, not suppose to look at the sun directly, with the eclipse classes they can safely make observations outside in the daytime.
Another topic we discuss is how the Earth revolves around the sun and how the Earth rotates to create day and night. Actually having planet models will help the students to better visualize how this occurs.
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