5-ESS1-1: Stellar Brightness and Distance

Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth. (Scale, Proportion, and Quantity)

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to relative distances, not sizes, of stars. Assessment does not include other factors that affect apparent brightness (such as stellar masses, age, stage).




Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


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Vocabulary

Stars (including Sun)
Earth
Distance
Stellar


Learning Plans


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