Sunset, and Seasons
Exploring the Astronomy of Spring
Science Education Standards
a question about objects, organisms, events. (K-4)
develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what
they already know about the world. Good explanations are based
on evidence from investigations. (K-8)
Science/Earth and Space Science
sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties,
locations, and movements that can be observed and described.
objects in the solar system are in regular and predictable motion.
Those motions explain phenomena such as the day, the year, phases
of the moon, and eclipses. (5-8)
result from variations in the amount of sun's energy hitting
the surface, due to the tilt of the earth's rotation on its
axis and the length of the day. (5-8)
to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and
technologies to acquire, process, and report information.