High School (SCI) Earth Space Science Standards
[ESS1] Earth’s Place in the Universe
SCI-HS.ESS1.04 Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.
Clarification Statement:Earth Science/Physics: Emphasis is on Newtonian gravitational laws governing orbital motions, which
apply to human-made satellites as well as planets and moons Disciplinary Core Ideas ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
-The study of stars’ light spectra and brightness is
used to identify compositional elements of stars,
their movements, and their distances from Earth.
Other than the hydrogen and helium formed at the
time of the Big Bang, nuclear fusion within stars
produces all atomic nuclei lighter than and
including iron, and the process releases
electromagnetic energy. Heavier elements are
produced when certain massive stars achieve a
supernova stage and explode
Student Learning Targets:
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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