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Mars from Above - Live Tonight: The Planets! - Standards
EXPLORE! Life on Mars

Live Tonight: The Planets!

Correlations to National Science Standards

Grades 5–8
Science as Inquiry — Content Standard A
Understandings About Scientific Inquiry

  • Different kinds of questions suggest different kinds of scientific investigations. Some investigations involve observing and describing objects; some involve collecting specimens; some involve seeking more information; some involve discovery of new objects.
  • Current scientific knowledge and understanding guide scientific investigations.
  • Technology used to gather data enhances accuracy and allows scientists to analyze and quantify results of investigations.

Physical Science — Content Standard B
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 asteroids and comets. The Sun, an average star, is the central and largest body in the solar system.

Last updated
June 12, 2013

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