Obtain and communicate information to model and compare the characteristics and movements of objects in the solar system (including planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteors).
- Earth Science: Earth’s Place in the Universe
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the universe and the predictable patterns caused by Earth’s movement in the solar system.
Earth’s solar system consists of the Sun and other objects that are held in orbit around the Sun by its gravitational pull on them. Motions within the Earth-Moon-Sun system have effects that can be observed on Earth.