Describe the solar system motions and use them to explain time (e.g., days, seasons), major lunar phases and eclipses.
Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics
Describe the composition and structure of the universe and the earth’s place in it.
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Describe how Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours giving rise to the cycle of night and day.
Describe the predictable patterns of change that occur over time in the observable shape of the Moon.
Describe the patterns of Earth’s rotation and revolution in relation to the Sun and Moon (i.e., solar eclipse, phases of the Moon, and time).
Relate the rotation of the earth and day/night, to the apparent movement of the sun, moon, and stars across the sky.
Describe the changes that occur in the observable shape of the moon over the course of a month.