Next Generation Standards
MS-ESS1-1 - Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.
6.MS-ESS1-1a - Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-Moon system to explain the causes of lunar phases and eclipses of the Sun and Moon.
8.MS-ESS1-1b - Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun system to explain the cyclical pattern of seasons, which includes Earth’s tilt and differential intensity of the sunlight on different areas of Earth across the year.
Unit & Lesson Plans
Simulations & Investigations