Target Level: Use an Earth-Sun-Moon model to show that Earth's orbit around the Sun corresponds to a calendar year and the orbit of the Moon around Earth corresponds to a month.
Precursor Level: Use a model to show that Earth's Moon moves around Earth, and Earth and its Moon move around the Sun.
Initial Level: Recognize models of the Earth, Moon, and Sun system.
Earth Sun Moon Rotate
What revolves around the Sun? What revolves around the Earth? Which is larger, the Sun, Earth, or Moon? Which is smaller, the Sun, Earth, or Moon? Which can you live on, the Sun, Earth, or Moon? Which is hottest, the Sun, Earth, or Moon? How many days does it take the Earth to go around the Sun? How many hours does it take the Moon to go around the Earth?
Students paint the Sun, Earth, and Moon to create their own model using a choice of sphere objects available to your disposable..
Students will draw a picture of the Sun, Earth, and Moon on a piece of paper.
Students will use the sphere objects to demonstrate how the Earth revolves around the Sun and how how the Moon revolves around the Earth. They will use various ways of communication to relay their understanding of the standard.