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Exploring Origins
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
Body: Sun
Mission: Genesis (Our Solar System)

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Short Description: The goal of Exploring Origins is to help students understand the cumulative nature of scientific knowledge and technological advancements and to understand the theoretical basis for the Genesis mission. By exploring ideas about the origins of the solar system held by various cultures throughout the ages, students will gain an understanding that the Genesis mission is providing data to answer age-old questions.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

Read more: NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

Practices:

  • 1-Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  • 3-Planning and carrying out investigations
  • 4-Analyzing and interpreting data
  • 8-Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 1-Patterns

Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

Credit: Genesis Education


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Last Updated: 11 Aug 2014