Explain what caused the sun, Earth, and most of the other planets to form between 4 and 5 billion years ago.
Earth and Space Sciences
Origin and Evolution of the Universe
Composition and Structure
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Analyze the influence of gravity on the formation and life cycles of galaxies, including our own Milky Way galaxy; stars; planetary systems; and residual material left from the creation of the solar system.
Explain the current scientific theories of the origin of the solar system and universe (e.g., big bang theory, solar nebular theory, stellar evolution).
Explain how parts are related to other parts in weather systems, solar systems, and earth systems, including how the output from one part can become an input to another part.
Describe planetary motion and the physical laws that explain planetary motion.