NV.E.8.A. Atmospheric Processes and the Water Cycle (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand the relationship between the Earth's atmosphere, topography, weather and climate.
E.8.A.1. Sun's Energy: Students know seasons are caused by variations in the amounts of the Sun's energy reaching Earth's surface due to the planet's axial tilt. E/S
NV.E.8.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand characteristics of our solar system that is part of the Milky Way galaxy.
E.8.B.2. Components of the Universe: Students know the solar system includes a great variety of planetary moons, asteroids, and comets. I/S
E.8.B.7. Celestial Motion: Students know regular and predictable motions of Earth around the Sun and the Moon around the Earth explain such phenomena as the day, the year, phases of the Moon, and eclipses. E/S