SCI.ESS: Earth and Space Science

SCI.ESS1: Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of Earth’s place in the universe to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

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.

Star Spectra

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.

Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws

HS-ESS1-4: Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.

Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws

SCI.ESS2: Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of Earth’s systems to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

MS-ESS2-6: Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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