1st 9 Weeks:
1A Demonstrate safe practices in the laboratory
4A Research and describe the use of astronomy in ancient civilizations
7A observe and record data about lunar phases and use that information to model the Sun, Earth and Moon system
7C identify and differentiate the causes of lunar and solar eclipses, including differentiating between lunar phases and eclipses
8A recognize that seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth’s axis
2nd 9 Weeks:
7D Identify the effects of the Moon on tides
6A compare and contrast the scale, size and distance of the Sun, Earth and Moon system through the use of data and modeling
6E demonstrate the use of units of measurement in astronomy, including Astronomical Units and light years.
11F Relate the use of spectroscopy in obtaining physical data on celestial objects such as temperature, chemical composition, and relative
2I Use astronomical technology such as telescopes, binoculars, sextants, computers, and software.