Compare celestial objects (e.g., Sun, Moon, stars) and transient objects in the sky (e.g., clouds, birds, airplanes, contrails).
Earth and Space Science
Objects in the Sky
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Describe how Earth’s rotation results in day and night at any particular location.
Describe the distinguishing characteristics of the known planets in the solar system.
Describe efforts to explore space (e.g., Apollo missions, space shuttles, Hubble space telescope, space probes).
Describe how the Moon’s appearance changes during a four-week lunar cycle.
Distinguish between revolution and rotation.