Children retell the Native American story of “Coyote Makes the Sun”, along with the science story, to reinforce their understanding of how our Sun formed.
You may wish to keep a list of events as the children build the story. Follow the Native American narrative with a discussion of the science story in the same way. Have the children connect the events in the Native American story to the events in the science story where they can.
Connections to the National Science Standard(s)
Standards A&D (grades K–4): Communicate an understanding that the Sun provides light and heat to the Earth and has properties that can be observed and described.Standards A&D (grades 5–8): Communicate an understanding that the Sun is an average star, is the central and largest body in the solar system, and is the major source of energy for phenomena on Earth’s surface.