The solar system
WA.4. Earth and Space Science.
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WA.4. Earth and Space Science
ES1. Earth in Space
4-5.ES1. Earth in Space: In prior grades students learned that observing and recording the position and appearance of objects in the sky make it possible to discover patterns of motion. In grades 4-5 students learn the full implications of the spherical-Earth concept and Earth's place in the Solar System. The upper elementary years are an excellent time for study of the Earth in space because students have the intellectual capacity to grasp the spherical-Earth concept and the relationship between the Earth and Sun. This major set of concepts is a stepping-stone to a later understanding of all concepts in astronomy and space science and an essential element to further understanding of how the Earth and other planets formed.
4-5.ES1D. Students know that the Sun is a star. It is the central and largest body in our Solar System. The Sun appears much brighter and larger in the sky than other stars because it is many thousands of times closer to Earth.
4-5.ES1D.1. Students are expected to identify that our Solar System contains only one star, the Sun.
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