ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

Core Idea

ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth


 In ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe, performance expectations are designed for students to create an understanding of the earth’s place in the universe and of how the motion of the earth in the solar system effects Earth’s systems. Students should consider systems at different scales and understand how cyclical patterns cause tides, seasons, and eclipses. It is also important for students to understand how data supports a scientific understanding of the universe and how technology has contributed to data collection.


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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawai?i, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.