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Correlations to National Science Education Standards

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

  • Objects in the sky have patterns of movement. The moon moves across the sky on a daily basis much like the sun.

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, organisms, or events; and some involve making models.

Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Earth in the Solar System

  • Most objects in the solar system are in regular and predictable motion. Those motions explain such phenomena as the day, the year, phases of the moon, and eclipses.



Last updated
August 31, 2010

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