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Science » Astronomy


Astronomy Astronomy

Astronomy

 

Standard 4-3:           The student will demonstrate an understanding of the properties, movements, and locations of objects in the solar system. (Earth Science)

 

Indicators

 

4-3.1    Recall that Earth is one of many planets in the solar system that orbit the Sun.

4-3.2    Compare the properties (including the type of surface and atmosphere) and the location of Earth to the Sun, which is a star, and the Moon.

4-3.3       Explain how the Sun affects Earth.

4-3.4       Explain how the tilt of Earth’s axis and the revolution around the Sun results in the seasons of the year.

4-3.5       Explain how the rotation of Earth results in day and night.

4-3.6       Illustrate the phases of the Moon and the Moon’s effect on ocean tides.

4-3.7       Interpret the change in the length of shadows during the day in relation to the position of the Sun in the sky.

4-3.8   Recognize the purpose of telescopes.



Related Files

    wmv On the Shoulder of Giants - Video (WMV 3.88 MB)
    Photostory project that Mrs. Heaton put together using the song "On the Shoulder of Giants." The song is about how far we have come since our first look into space 400 years ago.

    doc Online Astronomy Games and Activities (DOC 27 KB)
    In this document you will find links to several online astronomy games and activities.

    wmv The Sun Song (WMV 3.31 MB)
    Learn more about the sun with this fun song and video

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