First Grade NGSS 1-ESS-1 Earth’s Place in the Universe Unit



This resource includes everything you need to teach the first grade NGSS 1-ESS-1 Earth’s Place in the Universe Unit. These science lesson plans will engage your students for hours and make your life so much easier!

YOU SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO YouTube as there are many suggested videos.

Lessons in this unit:

Lesson 1 – What is in the Sky?

Lesson 2 – Investigating the Sun

Lesson 3 – The Sun’s Role in Day and Night

Lesson 5 – The Sun and Seasons

Lesson 6 – The Earth’s Moon

Lesson 7 – Final Project Showing Patterns

Included within this resource are:

– the standards

– detailed lesson plans

– YouTube and book suggestions for each unit; all of which have been previewed

– website suggestions

– 24 essential vocabulary cards

– “Reach for the Stars” motivational poster

– astronomer poster

– posters of each of the seasons

– poster showing moon in the daytime sky

– phases of the moon poster

– Big Dipper poster

– KLEWS Chart

– cover for students unit folder

– observation recording sheets

– sun facts reading and cloze

– phases of the moon mini booklet

– directions and template for making a model of the sun, earth, and, moon revolving

– seasons booklet with full paragraph readings

– stars facts reading and cloze

– directions for making animal constellations

– student worksheets

– thematic writing paper

1 review for First Grade NGSS 1-ESS-1 Earth’s Place in the Universe Unit

  1. Sarah & Moe

    A review Sally wrote on TpT:
    “Great resource! The vocab cards are great! The recommendations are wonderful and the activities are great. We just started this unit and this resource will be so helpful.”

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