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.

Grade 1

Moon Phases Matching

Extension 1 Instructional Focus


The International Space Station provides astronauts with views of the moon that are similar to - but also different from how we see it from Earth, especially with respect to the level of detail.

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.

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