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Grade Level: 5-8
Our Solar System
Science Education Standards:
Earth and Space Science -- Content Standard D
- 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.
Transfer of Energy
- Energy is a property of many substances and is associated with heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, sound, nuclei, and the nature of a chemical. Energy is transferred in many ways.
Short Description: The Realistic Explorations in Astronomical Learning (REAL) curriculum scaffolds several lessons on the Moon and the other objects in the solar system to build an understanding of cratering and how it is used to measure relative ages.
Source: Texas Tech University