Space Seekers

School Year: 
Second Grade

This expedition will immerse students in complex and abstract concepts regarding patterns, cycles, and principles governing the universe. Students will begin the expedition learning about three very observable components of our galaxy – the sun, moon, and stars – within the context of the guiding question, “How do the patterns and cycles of the sun, moon, and stars affect my daily life?” After several weeks of study students will shift their focus to the study of the solar system including planets and moons. The guiding question “How do astronomers learn about space?” will aid their investigation of planets, gravity, rotation, revolution, and tools that we use to help us learn. Then students will examine deep space phenomena such as black holes, supernovas, space travel, and origin theories of the universe from a scientist’s perspective.