Science Scope and Sequence, The Solar System

Science Standard VI, Earth and Space Science

Lesson 602, The Solar System

Defining orbit

Describing the formation of our solar system

Describing the general physical characteristics of each of the nine planets in our solar system

Describing asteroids, meteors, and comets

Defining atmosphere

Explaining the occurrence of ocean tides

Defining Earthโ€™s axis

Explaining the occurrence of seasons on Earth

Describing the cycle of heat energy from the sun

Describing lunar eclipse, total lunar eclipse, solar eclipse, and partial solar eclipse

Demonstrating current knowledge about the laws of motion for orbiting bodies

Explaining why earth seems to be the only planet capable of supporting life

Relating fusion and fission to the energy given to the earth by the sun


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