2016 MA Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework Alignment
Disciplinary Core Idea/Sub-Idea:
ESS1. Earth's Place in the Universe
ESS1.B. Earth and the Solar System
1-ESS1-2. Analyze provided data to identify relationships among seasonal patterns of change, including relative sunrise and sunset time changes, seasonal temperature and rainfall or snowfall patterns, and seasonal changes to the environment.
Extension 1 Instructional Focus
Global Positioning System satellites provide a more comprehensive understanding of birds’ migratory patterns than older tracking technologies.
Extension 2 Instructional Focus
Students write an opinion piece on the issue of space debris in alignment with 2017 MA English Language Arts and Literacy Framework after the reading and discussion of a Scholastic article about the 2009 collision of the Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 satellites that created over 1000 pieces of trackable debris.