It is possible to watch the video where the night sky seems to move with stars falling (Beautiful stars and moon sky timelapse, 2013). The teacher can ask students to recollect whether they watched the night sky for a long time. The video shows what a person can see if he/she watches the sky sitting in one place. After this, it is possible to start a discussion about wonders of the night sky. Students should name all objects as well as activities that are depicted (falling stars, moving clouds and so on).
The teacher may ask children to name (write) words they associate with the sky (stars, clouds, different colors and so on). The video where the sky and clouds are depicted can be shown during or before this activity (Time lapse sky, 2009). It is important to make students elicit as many colors or tinges as possible. It can be interesting to ask students to watch the sky for some time and trace differences and similarities with what they have seen in the video.
It is also possible to add that sky is beautiful but it can also be dangerous. The video showing a stormy sky and lightings can be shown prior to the discussion of dangers of the sky (Time lapse clouds lightning storm, 2012). As an alternative, it is possible to show all these videos in a sequence and start the discussion of the points mentioned above (beauty and dangers of the sky, things associated with the sky).
After watching the videos, the teacher may ask students to think about the sky and think about what they know about it. The teacher may ask students if they think the sky and stars are similar if people watch them in different countries. It is also possible to ask if the students know anything about outer space. The teacher may also ask the students to think about it. Simultaneously, it is necessary to display the pictures that can help students to come up with some ideas.
The pictures can help students get ready for the lesson. They should be shown at the beginning of the lesson or right after the videos. The teacher may display all the five pictures and discuss them with the students. The teacher can start with saying that sky can be different depending on the way people look at it. It is a beautiful set of bright spots if you look at it from the Earth.
It is an amazing world of beautiful objects if people see them from the outer space. The teacher should also add that some secrets of the outer space, the sky and the universe have already been revealed by people. One of most important secrets to point at is the structure of the solar system. The teacher should draw students’ attention to the planets and the sun.
The pictures will help the teacher create the necessary atmosphere. Combined with videos, the pictures will be certain basis for the students who will discuss the sky and its secrets and listen to the songs. Importantly, the teacher may ask students to create their own skies or the universe. It is possible to ask students to write poems and paint. The pictures and videos will help students to focus on the topics of the lesson.
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