Living in the Solar System

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7 (9) Earth and space. The student knows components of our solar system. The student is expected to:

  • (A) analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist such as the proximity of the Sun, presence of water, and composition of the atmosphere; and
  • (B) identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar system, that enabled manned space exploration.

6 (11) Earth and space. The student understands the organization of our solar system and the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it. The student is expected to:

  • (A) describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets;
  • (C) describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.


Astrobiology: characteristics that allow life to exist:


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