Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.ESS2. Earth and Space Science: The earth is part of a solar system, made up of distinct parts that have temporal and spatial interrelationships.
ESS2 (K-4)-7. No further targets for EK ESS2 at the K-4 Grade Span
ESS2 (3-4)-7. Students demonstrate an understanding of temporal or positional relationships between or among the Earth, sun, and moon by...
7a. Observing that the sun, moon, and stars appear to move slowly across the sky.
7b. Observing that the moon looks slightly different from day to day, but looks the same again in about 4 weeks.
ESS2 (K-4)-8. No further targets for EK ESS2 at the K-4 Grade Span
ESS2 (3-4)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of characteristics of the solar system by...
8a. Recognizing that: the sun is the center of our solar system; the Earth is one of several planets that orbits the sun; and the moon orbits the Earth.
8b. Recognizing that it takes approximately 365 days for the Earth to orbit the sun.
RI.ESS3. Earth and Space Science: The origin and evolution of galaxies and the universe demonstrate fundamental principles of physical science across vast distances and time
ESS3 (K-4)-9. No further targets for EK ESS3 at the K-4 Grade Span. The GSEs listed below are assessed at the local level only.
ESS3 (3-4)-9. Students demonstrate understanding of processes and change over time within the system of the universe (Scale, Distances, Star Formation, Theories, Instrumentation) by...
9a. Recognizing that throughout history people have identified patterns of stars that we call constellations.