High School DCI: Earth and Space Science
SCI.ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
SCI.ESS1.A.h: Light spectra from stars are used to determine their characteristics, processes, and lifecycles. Solar activity creates the elements through nuclear fusion. The development of technologies has provided the astronomical data that provide the empirical evidence for the Big Bang theory.
SCI.ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
SCI.ESS1.B.h: Kepler’s laws describe common features of the motions of orbiting objects. Observations from astronomy and space probes provide evidence for explanations of solar system formation. Cyclical changes in Earth’s tilt and orbit, occurring over tens to hundreds of thousands of years, cause cycles of ice ages and other gradual climate changes.
Correlation last revised: 5/2/2018