2016 MA Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework Alignment
Disciplinary Core Idea/Sub-Idea:
ESS1. Earth's Place in the Universe
ESS1.A. The Universe and its Stars
6.MS-ESS1-5 (MA). Use graphical displays to illustrate that Earth and its solar system are one of many in the Milky Way galaxy, which is one of billions of galaxies in the universe.
(from the Hubble Deep Field Academy)
Extension 1 Instructional Focus
The Hubble Space Telescope’s surveys of the far universe and distant galaxies help scientists answer questions about the universe’s size, shape, and age with new clarity and depth.
Extension 2 Instructional Focus
Students participate in a design team project entitled "Engineering Designs for Active Debris Removal" that is aligned with 6.MS-ETS1-6(MA). After learning about ongoing research into several technologies, student teams research the various concepts and report to the class on their respective strengths and limitations.