In this unit students study the Sun, the cause of seasons on earth, and the relationship between the Sun and Earth in space. Students learn about solar features, how they are studied and how the electromagnetic spectrum is used to study other objects in space. This guide is written in the format of an interactive notebook; students are encouraged to predict, explore (through labs and drawings) then sum up what they've learned. The lessons are structured to encourage inquiry; activities before teaching concepts and concepts before teaching vocabulary. Provided by NASA.
Scope and Sequence connection: 8:3 The Sun, Earth and Moon System.