ME.D. The Physical Setting: Students understand the universal nature of matter, energy, force, and motion and identify how these relationships are exhibited in Earth Systems, in the solar system, and throughout the universe.
D.1. Universe and Solar System: Students explain the movements and describe the location, composition, and characteristics of our solar system and universe, including planets, the sun, and galaxies.
D.1.c. Describe the location of our solar system in its galaxy and explain that other galaxies exist and that they include stars and planets.