Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Alignment
Disciplinary Core Idea/Sub-Idea:
ESS1. Earth's Place in the Universe
ESS1.A. The Universe and Its Stars
1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
Moon Phases Matching
Extension 2 Instructional Focus
Students write an opinion piece on the issue of space debris in alignment with the Grade 1 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 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.