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6th Grade Science: Space and Beyond

May 30, 2024

This phenomena-based unit includes most of the Earth and Space science standards for sixth grade.  You will learn how to use modeling through a 5E lesson plan to teach moon phases, eclipses, tides, and components of the solar system.  You will also walk away with a class set of all of the materials ready to jump in and teach!

Grade Focus: 6th Grade
PD Hours: 12 hours
Date: May 30-31, 2024
Time: 8am-3pm (lunch included)
Location: Stapley Junior High School (3250 E Hermosa Vista Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213)
Cost/Commitment Fee: $35 for ASTA members; $50 for Non-ASTA members

Benefits of Participation

  • Resources to implement the unit in your classroom (~$200 worth of materials)
  • Lifetime membership to ASTA ($250 value)
  • Transportation Stipend
    • 50+ miles – 99 miles one way = $250;
    • 100+-149 miles one way = $300;
    • travel 150+ miles one way = $250 for mileage +$100 for lodging — totaling $350
  • Follow-up Session at ASTA Conference – supported to attend with free registration ($225 value)
  • $300 Stipend ($200 for attending workshop; additional $100 for providing feedback of unit and/or /implementing the unit


  • Bring devices and chargers, reusable water bottles
  • Be prepared for air conditioning
  • Dress professionally
  • Bring the completed W9 (linked here) with you to the workshop
  • If you live 50+ miles from the workshop location please use a map image to document your mileage for reimbursement.

Tucson Values Teachers is providing limited scholarships for educators to attend PD opportunities, if you are interested, click here for more information

  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Arizona Science Teachers Association.
  • Contact Name: Sara Torres
  • Phone No: 520-709-1886
  • Email Address: