Planet Movement, Moon Phases,
Distance in Space, Comets, Meteors, and Astroids
Unit Time Frame: 4 weeks
Students will study our solar system and beyond
to understand the relationship of our Earth to
other celestial bodies in the Universe.
How do scientists observe and measure
distances in space?
What effect do planets and stars have
on celestial bodies?
Explain how planets seem to wander against
the background of the stars.
Describe how astronomers measure
distance to stars.
Compare and contrast comets, meteors,
Model moon phases demonstrating the
position of the earth, moon and sun.
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Nature of Science