Earth and space. The student knows characteristics of the universe.
Earth and Space
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recognize that the Sun is a medium-sized star located in a spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy and that the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other star; and
describe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and use models such as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram for classification;
identify how different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum such as visible light and radio waves are used to gain information about components in the universe.