National Science Education Standards

Science As Inquiry Earth and Space Science Unifying Concepts & ProcessThemes
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry 
  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations. 
  • The Origin and Evolution of the Universe
  • Evidence, models, and explanation 
  • Evolution and equilibrium

FFS - Facts for Students
  1. The sun, the earth, and the rest of the solar system formed from a nebular cloud of dust and gas 4.6 billion years ago. The early earth was very different from the planet we live on today. 
  2. Stars produce energy from nuclear reactions, primarily the fusion of hydrogen to form helium. These  and other processes in stars have led to the formation of all the other elements. 

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