This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARDS 8 - The Universe and Practices of Science.
The 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."
Third PowerPoint lesson in the unit on "Planet Earth and the Moon." This lesson explains how the Moon was explored through manned and unmanned missions - and of future missions that are planned. A separate student note guide is available for this lesson as well.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and at least two links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of all lessons and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.
* 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 this lesson include:
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