Earth, Moon, and Sun
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Earth, Moon, and Sun

Earth is part of a system of fast-moving objects in space. This unit helps students understand that Earth rotates on its axis, Earth revolves around the Sun, and the Moon revolves around Earth. These movements affect important aspects of our daily lives, including night and day, our calendars, the availability of light and heat, and the appearance of the Moon and the Sun in the sky. Humans have an ever-growing understanding of how the Earth, Moon, and Sun move and interact. This understanding helps us make sense of what we see in the sky, both by day and by night.


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only

Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Science Videos

Days, Nights, Months, and Years
Earth Orbits the Sun (no audio)
How Does a Lunar Eclipse Work?
I Was Strolling on the Moon One Day
Know Your Earth

Career Files

Climatologist; Cruise Ship Captain; Meteorologist

Concept Books

All Earth, Moon, and Sun Concept Books

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards

Earth, Moon, and Sun

Word Work

Word Search; Wordplay; Syllables

Book Assembly

Single-Sided Concept

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Double-Sided Concept

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