This unit will cover the Florida Sunshine State Standards listed below:
SC.8.E.5.4 Explore the Law of Universal Gravitation by explaining the role that gravity plays in the formation of planets, stars, and solar systems and in determining their motions.
SC.8.E.5.7 Compare and contrast the properties of objects in the Solar System including the Sun, planets, and moons to those of Earth, such as gravitational force, distance from the Sun, speed, movement, temperature, and atmospheric conditions.
SC.8.E.5.9 Explain the impact of objects in space on each other including:
- The Sun on the Earth including seasons and gravitational attraction
- The Moon on the Earth, including phases, tides, and eclipses, and the relative position of each body.
SC.8.E.5.10 Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information.
SC.8.E.5.12 Summarize the effects of space exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.