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20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network In 2013

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20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network In 2013

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▶ Our World: Two Eyes on the Sun - YouTube

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Here is another interesting kid friendly video on how NASA launched two satellites to collect data about the sun. This link does a great job bringing out space to the classroom.

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▶ Seasons and Earth-Sun relations - YouTube

source: http://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/overview/climate-spherical.html
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Here is a quick video that demonstrates how the sun affects our seasons and days and nights. The narrator sounds a bit robotic, but the information is relevant and the 3D images create wonderful graphics.

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The Sun-Earth Connection: Heliophysics

The Sun-Earth Connection: Heliophysics | The relationship between the earth and the sun. | Scoop.it
Understanding the sun, heliosphere, and planetary environments as a single connected system.
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This link that I found through NASA Kids provides a plethora of information on the sun and it connects to earth. In addition, it includes a really cool video on large sun spots.

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NASA - Search

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NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.
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I love this engaging video on the relationship between the sun and earth. The narrator does a fantastic job relating to what interests kids and puts the facts in kid-friendly terms. It's also not very long, so it would be a wonderful activating strategy to introduce a lesson.

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How the Sun Affects Objects Second 2nd Grade Science Standards I4C

How the Sun Affects Objects Second 2nd Grade Science Standards I4C | The relationship between the earth and the sun. | Scoop.it
How the Sun Affects Objects, Physical Science Topics - Second 2nd Grade Physical Science Standards, Grade Level Help, Internet4Classrooms Internet resources to prepare for science assessment
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This is a website for teachers to use to gain more resources for this earth science standard. It includes a variety of other links as well.

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Shadows - The Children's University of Manchester

Shadows - The Children's University of Manchester | The relationship between the earth and the sun. | Scoop.it
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This website provides an interactive game where students can change the time of day and see how shadows change and how that relates to the sun.

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▶ Our World: The Sun, A Real Star - YouTube

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I love this engaging video on the relationship between the sun and earth. The narrator does a fantastic job relating to what interests kids and puts the facts in kid-friendly terms. It's also not very long, so it would be a wonderful activating strategy to introduce a lesson.

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▶ Bill Nye: The Science Guy - The Sun (Full Episode) - YouTube

The Sun is huge. It's bigger than huge. It's so big that 1.3 million Earths would fit inside a hollowed-out Sun. It's really far away, too -- about 150 milli...
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The always brilliant and funny Bill Nye does an excellent job making learning about the sun fun and engaging. Since we can't take students to the sun, he does a great job of bringing the sun to our students.

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Discovery Kids :: Tell Me - What Causes Seasons?

Discovery Kids :: Tell Me - What Causes Seasons? | The relationship between the earth and the sun. | Scoop.it
Discovery Kids inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes and articles. Discovery Kids is trusted by parents, and helps children exercise their minds and bodies while actively learning through exploration.
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Discovery Kids gives a detailed yet simple description that explains how and why seasons change on earth, and how the sun relates to these changes.

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The Sun-Earth Connection: Heliophysics Fun Facts

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NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
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This link provides fun facts on the sun, but is probably more suited for students in grades 5-12.

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▶ Earth's Orbit Song - YouTube

Here is a song I created to help my 6th grade students study. I hope you enjoy. Sunlight it comes up daytime where the lights touch The night flipside the li...
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Here is a song that teaches about earth's orbit and its engaging because it is put to the tune of the new hit song, "Some Nights," by Fun. Students would love this and any excuse to dance in the classroom is alright with me.

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Sun, Moon, Earth | Pinterest

Sun, Moon, Earth | Pinterest | The relationship between the earth and the sun. | Scoop.it
Explore Nicole Pacholski's hand-picked collection of Pins about Sun, Moon, Earth on Pinterest.
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Sun, Moon, Earth | Pinterest

Here is a teacher's board on Pinterest completely devoted to elementary earth, sun, and moon activities. This link provides anchor chart ideas, hands-on experiments, and fun crafts that both students and teachers would enjoy. I would definitely use this ideas in my classroom.

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▶ The Earth,Moon and Sun System - YouTube

A video about the relative positions of the Earth Moon and Sun
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Here is video that describes how the moon and earth revolve around the sun and how it affects our seasons. It gives images an diagrams that simply explain this relationship. However, the song is a bit annoying.

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