Unit 7

Unit Title: 
Planet Movement, Moon Phases, 
Distance in Space, Comets, Meteors, and Astroids

Unit Time Frame: 4 weeks

Unit Overview
Students will study our solar system and beyond
to understand the relationship of our Earth to
other celestial bodies in the Universe.

Essential Learning
How do scientists observe and measure
distances in space?

What effect do planets and stars have
on celestial bodies?

Key Concepts
Explain how planets seem to wander against
the background of the stars.

Describe how astronomers measure
distance to stars.

Compare and contrast comets, meteors,
and asteroids.

Model moon phases demonstrating the
position of the earth, moon and sun.

Unit Standards
Teacher Resources
Standards Scoring Matrix
Science/Engineering Practices
Cross-Cutting Concepts

Nature of Science