1. Getting to Space (Earth's atmosphere)
2. Earth's orbit - days, years, seasons
3. Other planets, comparisons between planets
4. What is a star, how is it formed?
5. Science in space
Students will learn what patterns can be observed or predicted because of Earth's orbit around the sun.
Students will see comparisons of planets in our solar system and will discuss relative distance and size.
Students will observe a model of star formation.
Students will observe one example of how science is used in space.
1-ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe: Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
5-ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe: Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.