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Earth Science 0101

Standard 1-Objective 1:   Universe and Solar System Development

Standard: Students will understand the scientific evidence that supports theories that explain how the universe and the solar system developed. They will compare Earth to other objects in the solar system.

Objective 1: Describe both the big bang theory of universe formation and the nebular theory of solar system formation and evidence supporting them.

"I Can" Statements:

a. I can identify the scientific evidence for the age of the solar system and Earth. (We moved this to Objective 2)
b. I can describe the big bang theory and the evidence that supports this theory.
c. I can describe the nebular theory of solar system formation and the evidence supporting it.
d. I can explain that the heavy elements found on Earth are formed in stars.
e. I can explain how the accepted ideas about the nature of the universe have changed throughout history.
f. I can provide an example of how technology has helped scientists investigate the universe.

Assessment
Multiple Choice-Essay Test               Curriculum Map

LearningPlan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
Core Tracker
Graphic
Organizer
X
X
Theories
PowerPoint
X
X
X
Red
Shift, Blue Shift
X
X
Starlight
Lab
X
Spectra
web site
X
Doppler
Effect
X
Big
Bang Opinionaire
X
X
X
Development of Big Bang Theory
X
Understanding Doppler Effect
X
Forces in the Solar System (new)
X
X
Origins (NOVA video)
X
Deep Astronomy videoclip X
Short, good video clips
Universe Pictionary X
Periodic Table and the Universe X
Heavy Element Game X