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Astronaut Starter Kit NGSS & Common Core Standards Info

 

NGSS

Earth’s Place in the Universe

1-ESS1-1 Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

 

Activity Applications

Build a solar system mobile to explore how planets orbit the Sun in a predictable pattern.

 

Common Core

English Language Arts > Reading: Informational Texts

RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

 

Activity Applications

Identify relationships between planets in the solar system, including how big they are and what they look like.

Describe milestones in space travel and what it’s like being an astronaut.

RI.K.4 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

 

Activity Applications

Ask questions and use context clues to learn domain-specific vocabulary related to space travel, solar system, and scientific exploration.

RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

 

Activity Applications

Use bold print, tip text, headings, and icons to locate key information in the Astronaut’s Guide, poster, and instructions.

RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

 

Activity Applications

Examine information given in both illustrations and text and identify how they support each other.

RI.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

 

Activity Applications

Refer to illustrations and diagrams to describe scientific concepts.