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What is Earth's place in the universe?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 7
Intermediate - Science - Grade 6 - Unit 7
Astronomy
In this unit students will discover the Earth-Sun system, the Earth-Sun-Moon system, the Solar System, the Stars, and the Galaxies. All of these concepts will be related to how it effects/changes life on Earth.
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Students are expected to have knowledge of the progression of scientific explanations (geocentric and heliocentric models) for the formation of the solar system. Students will identify the solar system’s place in the Milky Way Galaxy. Students should understand that objects in the solar system move in a regular and predictable manner. Those motions explain such familiar phenomena as days, years, phases of the Moon, eclipses, and the solar system’s place in the Milky Way Galaxy. Students will understand how gravity governs the motion of planets, comets, and asteroids in the solar system. Students will also be able to compare and contrast the features (i.e., physical characteristics, atmospheric conditions, distance from the Sun, and the ability to support life) of the eight planets in the solar system.

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06-ESS1-1 (A) Develop and use a model of Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. 06-ESS1-2 (B) Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar systems. 06-ESS1-3 (C) Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.


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1.  I can model moon phases and describe why they occur.

2.  I can model and describe why seasons occur.

3.   I can model and describe why eclipses occur.

4.  I can describe how gravity affects the motions of objects in the solar system.

 

5.  I can use data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

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moon phases, lunar eclipse, solar eclipse, first quarter, new moon, full moon, gibbous, waxing, waning, seasons, axis, tilt, rotation, revolution, gravity, galaxy, solar system, scale model

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