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Grade Level: 5-8
Science Education Standards: Earth and Space Science -- Content Standard D: Earth in the Solar System
- The Earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the Moon, the sun, seven 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.
Short Description: In this soon-to-be three-volume set, fifth and sixth grade students are invited to become members of the "SETI Academy." As academy members, they explore Earth's history for clues to the possible existence of life beyond our solar system. Designed for science classes, these volumes can be used individually or in series to create a comprehensive, thematic, scientific exploration for students.
Volume 1: After exploring the evolution of our solar system, students apply that information to simulate the possible evolution of a planetary system beyond our own.
Source: SETI Institute