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Our Science learning objectives:
How Do Scientists Study Space?
- Scientists study space using instruments such as telescopes and satellites.
- The moon is the only place in space where human beings have walked (besides planet Earth).
- There is no air, water, wind, or life on the moon, and the moon has less gravity than the Earth.
- The moon is made of rock and dust.
- The moon orbits around the Earth and sun.
- The moon looks bright because its surface is lit up by the sun (it does not make its
- own light).
- The sun is one of a vast number of stars.
- Stars are burning and they create heat and light.
- The sun has different layers, which are different temperatures.
- Without the sun, the Earth would be frozen and could not support living things.
- Stars vary in mass, temperature, color, and size (optional Home Day objective).
- The color of a star depends on how hot it is (optional Home Day objective).
- Star groups, called constellations, are given names to help us locate them in the
- There are many different constellations.
- Our solar system is made up of a sun and all of the planets that go around it, their moons, and other smaller objects such as asteroids, meteors, and comets.
- Our solar system is a small part of a galaxy, called the Milky Way.