Astronomy Myths

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Summary:
To begin our astronomy unit, we started off with a lesson on astronomy myths. These were ancient explanations for very familiar observations like night and day, the tides, shooting stars, and eclipses. Students were asked to read the old myths (posted below) and to try to figure out what the heck these old cultures were writing about. Then they were asked to come up with the modern name for each phenomenon and, if they finished early, to discuss the modern explanation for each phenomenon. My hope is that, by the end of Unit 5, every student will be able to explain every one of these myths. We’ll see…

Resources:
February 6 – Astronomy Myths (pg501).docx
February 6 – Astronomy Myths Cards.docx

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