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First Step: Return t the Moon - Standards
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First Step: Return to the Moon

Correlations to National Science Standards

Grades K–4
Earth and Space Science — Content Standard D
Objects in the Sky

  • The Moon has properties, movements, and a location that can be observed and described

Science and Technology — Content Standard E
Understanding About Science and Technology

  • People have always had questions about their world. Science is one way of answering questions and explaining the natural world.
  • Tools help scientists make better observations, measurements, and equipment for investigations. They help scientists see, measure, and do things that they could not otherwise see, measure, and do.

Grades 5–8
Earth and Space Science — Content Standard D
Earth in the Solar System

  • Earth is the third planet from the Sun in a system that includes the Moon, the Sun, eight other planets and their moons, and smaller objects, such as asteroid and comets.

Science and Technology — Content Standard E
Understanding About Science and Technology

  • Science and technology are reciprocal. Science helps drive technology as it addresses questions that demand more sophisticated instruments and provides principles for better instrumentation and techniques

Grades 5–8
Language Arts Focus

  • Practice listening to and understanding nonfiction text.
  • Understand scientific terms and descriptive scientific language
  • Children use a variety of information resources to gather and synthesize information

 

Last updated
October 16, 2009

 

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