This includes a PowerPoint that covers all of the Georgia Standards for S6E1. The PowerPoint includes 22 slides. Also included are the student notes that accompany the power point. The student notes are set up for students to fill out as teacher works through PowerPoint. This is set up as a review at the end of the year or could be used to review an astronomy unit.
S6E1. Students will explore current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.
a. Relate the Nature of Science to the progression of basic historical scientific models (geocentric, heliocentric) as they describe our solar system, and the Big Bang as it describes the formation of the universe.
b. Describe the position of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy and the universe.
c. Compare and contrast the planets in terms of
Size relative to the earth
Surface and atmospheric features Relative distance from the sun Ability to support life
d. Explain the motion of objects in the day/night sky in terms of relative position.
e. Explain that gravity is the force that governs the motion in the solar system.
f. Describe the characteristics of comets, asteroids, and meteors.