Essential Question(s)

How do movements within the solar system affect everyday life?

Content Learning Targets

  • Natural Cycles and patterns with the solar system include:
  • Earth spinning around once every 24 hours (rotation), resulting in day and night
  • Earth moving in a path around the Sun (revolution), resulting in one earth year
  • The length of daylight and darkness vary with the seasons
  • The appearance of the Moon changes as it moves in a path around Earth to complete a single cycle (phases of the moon)
  • Sun and other stars appear to move in a recognizable patterns both daily and seasonally (constellations)