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Space Science Objectives:
• Describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun,
planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets.
• Understand that gravity is the force that governs the motion f our solar
• Describe the history and future exploration including the types of
equipment and transportation needed for space travel.
• Model and illustrate how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis, causing day
and night, and revolves around the sun causing changes in season.
• Demonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle.
• Relate the position of the Moon and Sun to their effect on ocean tides.
• Analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life
to exist such as proximity of the Sun, presence of water, and composition
of the atmosphere.
• Identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar
systemthat enabled manned space exploration.
• Describe components of the universe including stars, nebulae and
galaxies, and use models such as the Herztsprung-Russell diagram for
• Recognize that the Sun is a medium-sized star near the edge of a discshaped galaxy of starts and that the Sun is many thousands of times
closer to Earth than any other star.
• Explore how different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum
such as light and radio waves are used to gain information about the
• Model and describe how light years are used to measure distances and
sizes in the universe.
• Rocket
• Satellite
• Space probe
• Lunar
• Project Apollo
• Space shuttle
• Extraterrestrial life
• Astrobiology
• Maria
• Phase
• Waxing phase
• Waning phase
• Umbra
• Penumbra
• Solar eclipse
• Lunar eclipse
• Tide
• Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
• Nebula
• White dwarf
• Supernova
• Neutron star
• Black hole
• Galaxy
• Dark matter
• Big Band Theory
• Doppler shift
6th grade iScience Textbook:
Lesson 10.1 pg. 398
Lesson 10.2 pg. 408
8th grade iScience Textbook:
Chapter 6
• Earth’s Motion pg. 234
• Earth’s Moon pg. 246
• Eclipses and Tides pg. 256
Chapter 7
• The Sun and Other Stars pg. 284
• Evolution of Stars pg. 294
• Galaxies and the Universe pg.