Dynamic Planet
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Google Earth - Moon
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Space Misconceptions PPT
Sun PowerPoint

Earth Science Standards

SC.3.E.5.1: Explain that stars can be different; some are smaller, some are larger, and some appear brighter than others; all except the Sun are so far away that they look like points of light.

SC.3.E.5.2: Identify the Sun as a star that emits energy; some of it in the form of light.

SC.3.E.6.1: Demonstrate that radiant energy from the Sun can heat objects and when the Sun is not present, heat may be lost.

SC.3.E.5.3: Recognize that the Sun appears so large and bright because it is the closest star to Earth.

SC.4.E.5.1: Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.

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.


The Sun and Its Seasons Orbiting the Sun
The Sun and Its Planets
Earth in Motion
Patterns in the Sky