NGSS Performance Expectations
Middle School PE's: Eclipse Science Digi Kit

    1) Middle School Earth/Space Science: Earth and the Solar System
    Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

    Evidence Statements Pertaining to this Performance Expectation

    • Components of the Model 1.b: Students indicate the accuracy of size and distance (scale) relationships within the model, including any scale limitations within the model.
    • Relationships a.iii.3: In their model, students describe the relationships between components, including relationships between Earth and the moon -- The moon's orbital plane is tilted with respect to the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun.