Earth and Space

Earth and Space
Earth and Space
Earth and Space
Earth and Space
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This product was designed for Florida Standards Assessment test preparation but is suitable for everyday classroom use.

Florida Standards

  • SC.4.E.5.4 Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movement of the Sun, Moon, and stars are connected. 
  • SC.5.E.5.1 Recognize that a galaxy consists of gas, dust, and many stars, including any objects orbiting the stars. Identify our home galaxy as the Milky Way. 
  • SC.4.E.5.2 Describe the changes in the observable shape of the Moon over the course of about a month.
  • SC.4.E.5.3 Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24 hour day. 
  • SC.5.E.5.3 Distinguish among the following objects of the Solar System—Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets—and identify Earth’s position in it.

Lesson 

How does Earth move in space?

The Earth moves by both rotating and revolving. 1 rotation on its axis happens in a 24 hour period, giving us one full day. 1 revolution around the sun happens in 365 days, giving us one full year. 

Content limits: Students will describe how the rotation of Earth and apparent movement of the Sun, Moon, and/or stars are related; Students will explain that the Earth revolves around the Sun in a year; Students will explain that Earth rotates on its axis in a 24-hour day; items will not assess the causes of seasons, directness of sunlight, or Earth’s tilt.

Moon Phases

The moon looks different over the course of a month because of the changing position of the Earth, moon, and sun. All three bodies work together to create what we see as phases. This is a repeating pattern. 

Content limits: Students will describe the visual changes in the appearance of the Moon; items will assess a conceptual understanding of the apparent movements of the Sun, Moon, and stars and resulting patterns; items will not assess the causes of moon phases; items will not assess or use vocabulary associated with moon phases, such as waning, waxing, and gibbous; items will not assess solar or lunar eclipses. 

3. End with post-assessment

Assessment Answers: 1. C; 2. B; 3. C; 4. D; 5. A

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