The Standards

Middle School

Earth's Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. MS-ESS1-1

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.

Assessment Boundary: none

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • SL.8.5 - Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. (MS-ESS1-1)
  • 6.RP.A.1 - Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. (MS-ESS1-1)
  • 7.RP.A.2 - Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities. (MS-ESS1-1)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (MS-ESS1-1)

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