Compare and contrast properties and conditions of objects in the solar system to those on Earth.
Earth and Space Sciences
Origin and Evolution of the Universe
Composition and Structure
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Compare and contrast the size, composition, and surface features of the planets that comprise the solar system as well as the objects orbiting them.
Explain why the planets orbit the sun in nearly circular paths.
Recognize the role of gravity as a force that pulls all things on or near the earth toward the center of the earth and in the formation of the solar system and the motions of objects in the solar system.
Describe how the planets change their position relative to the background of the stars.
Compare and contrast characteristics of celestial bodies found in the solar system (e.g., moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, inner and outer planets).