High School

Space Systems

Nuclear Fusion and the Sun's Energy
Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy in the form of radiation.

The Big Bang Theory
Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies,and composition of matter in the universe.

Stellar Nucleosynthesis
Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.

Orbital Motions
Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.

Anchor Charts


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