This unit review aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 8 - The Universe and Practices of Science.
The competent science teacher understands and applies accepted practices and implications of science in contemporary and historical contexts.
8A. understands the properties and dynamic nature of the solar system.
8D. observes, describes, and explains the relative and apparent motions of objects in the sky.
8G. demonstrates the ability to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies and tools used in the study of the space sciences.
Interactive review of the unit on "Planet Earth and the Moon." The review contains 20 questions true/false; multiple choice, text and/or numeric responses. A PDF student worksheet/study guide can also be generated by using this program.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit XII Planet Earth and the Moon" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in the unit include:
Earth, spherical shape, equator, hemisphere, Aristotle, satellites, astronauts, axis, rotation, spin, revolution, orbit, magnetic field, solar radiation, compass, geographic north, magnetic north, elliptical orbit, seasons, Earth's tilt, sunlight angle, latitude, poles, summer solstice, winter solstice, equinoxes, Moon, Moon phases, full moon, new moon, first quarter, third quarter, waxing, waning, lunar cycle, eclipses, solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, perigee, apogee, umbra, penumbra, Moon size, Moon rocks, Moon surface features, craters, impact basins, maria, highlands, Mare Imbrium, rilles, lunar dust, lunar ice, Moon base, Moon crust, Moon interior, Moon origins, sister theory, capture theory, daughter theory, impact theory, Luna-3, lunar far-side, Ranger missions, Surveyor missions, Apollo missions, Apollo 11, Moon rocks, internal structure, Clementine mission, lunar ice, Lunar Prospector, LCROSS, Moon base, Moon colony, LADEE, Moon Express, Helium-3, Moon mining, Orion MPCV, Mars landing
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