Science Worksheets and Study Guides Seventh Grade. Our Solar System

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Missouri Standards

MO.6. Composition and Structure of the Universe and the Motion of the Objects Within It
6.1. The universe has observable properties and structure
6.1.A. The Earth, Sun, and Moon are part of a larger system that includes other planets and smaller celestial
6.1.A.a. Scope and Sequence - Objects and Their Motion in the Solar System: Classify celestial bodies in the solar system into categories: Sun, Moon, planets, and other small bodies (i.e., asteroids, comets, meteors), based on physical properties
6.1.A.b. Scope and Sequence - Objects and Their Motion in the Solar System: Compare and contrast the size, composition, atmosphere, and surface of the planets (inner vs. outer) in our solar system and Earth's moon
MO.8. Impact of Science, Technology and Human Activity
8.2. Historical and cultural perspectives of scientific explanations help to improve understanding of the nature of science and how science knowledge and technology evolve over time
8.2.B. Scientific theories are developed based on the body of knowledge that exists at any particular time and must be rigorously questioned and tested for validity
8.2.B.a. Scope and Sequence - All Units: Describe the difficulty science innovators experience as they attempt to break through accepted ideas (hypotheses, laws, theories) of their time to reach conclusions that may lead to changes in those ideas and serve to advance scientific understanding (e.g., Darwin, Copernicus, Newton