The student will investigate and understand the relationships among Earth, the moon, and the sun. Key concepts include:
a) the motions of Earth, the moon, and the sun;
b) the causes for Earth’s seasons;
c) the causes for the phases of the moon;
d) the relative size, position, age, and makeup of Earth, the moon, and the sun; and
e) historical contributions in understanding the Earth-moon-sun system.
Phases of the Moon
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin place an American flag on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission.