Star Light; Star Bright… A 5th Grade Science Unit


  • Grade: 5
  • Content Area: Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System
  • NGSS Standard: 5-ESS1-1


In this unit, 5th grade students conduct investigations and analyze data to answer an Essential Question: “Why do some stars appear brighter and bigger than other stars?” They construct models and explanations. In addition, the unit features related English/Language Arts and Mathematics learning opportunities.

ESTEEM Team Members
  • Teardra Vance and Jennipher Dace, Murdock Elementary, Willows Unified School District
  • Team Consultant: Dr. Al Schademan, CSU, Chico