LSD Unit:   5a       Michigan Curriculum Framework (2000)       "Using" Science Benchmarks

V.4.e.1


LSD Units
 
5a

Compare and contrast characteristics of the sun, moon and earth.
Key concepts: Planet, star, sphere, space, solar system, larger/smaller, closer/farther, heat, light.
Real-world contexts: Observations of the moon, earth, and safe observations of the sun.

V.4.e.2


LSD Units
 
5a

Describe the motion of the earth around the sun and the moon around the earth.
Key concepts: Spin, orbit, length of day, nighttime, month, year, observed movement of the sun and stars across the sky, observed movement of the moon from day to day, calendar.
Real-world contexts: Outdoor observing of the sun's and star's motions during the night and moon's motions over several days.