Author: Center For Gifted Education
Product Code: 920
ISBN: 9781593633929
Pages: 164
Availability: In stock.

How the Sun Makes Our Day, an Earth and space science unit for grades K–1, engages students in investigations and observations about the sun as a source of light and energy, the nature of shadows, man-made sources of energy, and the need for humans to conserve natural resources.

How the Sun Makes Our Day was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary to offer advanced curriculum supported by years of research. The Center’s materials have received national recognition from the United States Department of Education and the National Association for Gifted Children, and they are widely used both nationally and internationally.

Each of the books in this series offers curriculum that focuses on advanced content and higher level processes. The science units contain simulations of real-world problems, and students experience the work of real science by using data-handling skills, analyzing information, and evaluating results. The mathematics units provide sophisticated ideas and concepts, challenging extensions, higher order thinking skills, and opportunities for student exploration based on interest. These materials are a must for any teacher seeking to challenge and engage learners and increase achievement.

For a review of the research supporting the use of this product, please download What Works: 20 Years of Curriculum Development and Research for Advanced Learners.

Grades K–1


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Review: Midwest Book Review - November 1, 2010
How the Sun Makes Our Day is quite the resource for those tasked with teaching this aspect of science to very young learners, a top pick for elementary education collections.

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