Science Worksheets and Study Guides Seventh Grade. The Sun-Earth-Moon System

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

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) NOS-7. Explain how technological advances have allowed scientists to re-evaluate or extend existing ideas about the solar system.
ESS2 (7-8)-7. Students demonstrate an understanding of how technological advances have allowed scientists to re-evaluate or extend existing ideas about the solar system by...
7a. Identifying major discoveries from different scientists and cultures and describing how these discoveries have contributed to our understanding of the solar system (e.g. timeline, research project, picture book).
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 (7-8)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of temporal or positional relationships between or among the Earth, sun, and moon by...
8a. Using or creating a model of the Earth, sun and moon system to show rotation and revolution.
8b. Explaining night/day, seasons, year, and tides as a result of the regular and predictable motion of the Earth, sun, and moon.
8c. Using a model of the Earth, sun and moon to recreate the phases of the moon.
8f. Explaining that the sun's gravitational pull holds the Earth and other planets in their orbits, just as the planet's gravitational pull keeps their moons in orbit.