Rhode Island 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 (5-8) MAS-6. Compare and contrast planets based on data provided about size, composition, location, orbital movement, atmosphere, or surface features (includes moons).
ESS2 (5-6)-6. Students demonstrate an understanding of characteristics of the solar system by...
6a. Identifying and comparing the size, location, distances, and movement (e.g. orbit of planets, path of meteors) of the objects in our solar system.
6b. Comparing the composition, atmosphere, and surface features of objects in our solar system.
ESS2 (5-8) SAE+ POC-8. Explain temporal or positional relationships between or among the Earth, sun, and moon (e.g., night/day, seasons, year, tides) or how gravitational force affects objects in the solar system (e.g., moons, tides, orbits, satellites).
ESS2 (5-6)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of temporal or positional relationships between or among the Earth, sun, and moon by...
8b. Explaining night/day, seasons, year, and tides as a result of the regular and predictable motion of the Earth, sun, and moon.
ESS3 (5-8)-9. No further targets for EK ESS3 at the 5-8 Grade Span. The GSEs listed below are assessed at the local level only.
ESS3 (5-6)-9. Students demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the universe by...
9b. Identifying the sun as a medium-sized star located near the edge of a disk-shaped galaxy of stars.