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Night Sky with Constellations  

What are we learning?

We have four different units in Science: Observable Patterns in the Sky (4.4.1, 4.4.2), Organisms Functioning in Their Environment (4.1.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.1.4), Energy Transfer (4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4), and Wave Patterns (4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3)


Observable Patterns in the Sky Unit Vocabulary

atmosphere: the layers of gas that surround Earth, other planets, or stars

axis: the imaginary line on which an object rotates (e.g., Earth’s axis runs through Earth between the North Pole and the South Pole); an imaginary straight line that runs through a body; a reference to the line in a coordinate system or graph

constellation: a star pattern identified and named as a definite group; usually thought of as forming certain shapes or figures in a specific region of the sky
equator: an imaginary circle around Earth’s surface located between the poles and a plane perpendicular to its axis of rotation that divides it into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
galaxy: a large collection of stars, gases, and dust that are part of the universe (e.g., the Milky Way galaxy) bound together by gravitational forces
gravitation: a force of attraction between two masses
gravity: the observed effect of the force of gravitation

Energy Transfer Unit Vocabulary

energy-the ability to cause change in matter.

kinetic energy-energy caused by the movement of objects






Student Resources 

Habitats (Environments)

Click here to watch a Utah Forest Environment video!

Click here to watch a Utah Wetlands Environment video!

Click here to watch a Utah Deserts Environment video!

Forest Environment Power Point

Desert Environment Power Point

Wetland Environment Power Point

Dichotomous Key Video