LSD Unit: 5a
Michigan Curriculum Framework
"Using" Science Benchmarks
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.
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.