What Is Earth?
|Link to Resource:||https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-earth-k4.html|
|Resource Type:||Curricula and Instruction; Curriculum Materials|
|Organization:||National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)|
|Summary:||"Are your students curious about our home planet? Check our the """"What is Earth?"""" features from NASA Knows! series for elementary (grades K-4) and middle level (grades 5-8, link at the bottom of the page) learners. Featuring illustrations and grade-appropriate text, the articles answer essential questions about our planet, such as What does Earth Look Like? How Do We Know the Earth Is Round? How Does the Earth Move? Why Do We Have Day and Night? Why Does Earth Have Seasons? What Are Earth's Different Parts? and Why and How Does NASA Study Earth? The articles also include links to grade-appropriate resources to learn more about the Earth."|
|Earth Science Big Ideas:||Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2|
|NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:||ESS1.B|
|NGSS Performance Expectations:||5-ESS1-2; MS-ESS1-1|
|NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:||Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models|
|NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:||Patterns|
|Subjects:||6-8; earth; elementary school; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; middle school; nasa|
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