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Kid Moon: Splat!
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Kid Moon: Splat!

Correlations to National Science Standards

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

  • The sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.

Changes in the Earth and Sky

  • The surface of Earth changes. Some changes are due to slow processes, such as erosion and weathering, and some changes are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes — and impacts!

Grades 5–8
Science as Inquiry — Content Standard A
Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry

  • Different kinds of questions suggest different kinds of scientific investigations. Some investigations involve observing and describing objects, and some involve making models.

Earth and Space Science — Content Standard D
Structure of the Earth System

  • Landforms are the result of a combination of constructive and destructive forces. Constructive forces include crustal deformation, volcanic eruption, and deposition of sediment, while destructive forces include weathering and erosion.

Earth in the Solar System

  • The earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the moon.

Earth’s History

  • The earth processes we see today, including erosion, movement of lithospheric plates, and changes in atmospheric composition, are similar to those that occurred in the past. Earth history is also influenced by occasional catastrophes, such as the impact of an asteroid or comet.

National Geography Standards 
Grades K–12
NSS-G.K–12.1 THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS

  • Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.

 

 

Last updated
May 4, 2011

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