Unit 1: Space

How are models used to understand space phenomenon?

In this unit, we’ll look at how scientists and engineers create models from observation in order to better understand space phenomenon, including the sun-earth-moon system, planets, and galaxies. We’ll learn about gravity and the Law of Universal Gravitation, while constantly fostering curiosity and questioning our exploration.

Students will be assessed on 4 standards (Performance Expectations) on the Summative Project, in which students create a planet guidebook of their choice. Click on a PE below to learn more.

moon rotation 1

Why do we only see one side of the moon?