So here's what I did...
The Michigan state standards for 5th grade that have to do with the topic of our unit, "Objects in the Sky," include the following big ideas:
- Revolution and Rotation of the Earth
- The Sun
- The size of objects in the solar system
- Gravity's effects on planets and the moon
- Phases of the moon
- Constellations & stars
- Lunar and Solar Eclipses
- Planets and the Solar System
Here's the search engine they're using to help their research. Using this will help narrow down the results. It only searches sites that I've picked out.
I can't wait to see what the students do with this. I think it will be tremendous.