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Topic: The Sun and other stars 

Science

 Standard 3.  Understands the composition and structure of the universe and the Earth's place in it
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows basic patterns of the Sun and Moon (e.g., the Sun appears every day and the Moon appears sometimes at night and sometimes during the day; the Sun and Moon appear to move from east to west across the sky; the Moon appears to change shape over the course of a month; the Sun’s position in the sky changes through the seasons)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the basic patterns of the Sun
     2.Knows the basic patterns of the Moon
     3.Knows that the Sun appears every day
     4.Knows that the Moon appears sometimes at night
     5.Knows that the Moon appears sometimes during the day
     6.Knows that the Sun appears to move from east to west
     7.Knows that the Moon appears to move from east to west
     8.Knows that the Moon appears to change shape over a month’s time
     9.Knows that the Sun’s position in the sky changes throughout the seasons
   Benchmark 2.Knows that the stars are innumerable, unevenly dispersed, and of unequal brightness
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the stars are innumerable
     2.Knows that the stars are unevenly dispersed
     3.Knows that the stars are of unequal brightness
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Knows that the Earth is one of several planets that orbit the Sun and that the Moon orbits the Earth
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the Earth is one of several planets that orbit the Sun
     2.Knows that the Moon orbits around the Earth
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows characteristics of the Sun and its position in the universe (e.g., the Sun is a medium-sized star; it is the closest star to Earth; it is the central and largest body in the Solar System; it is located at the edge of a disk-shaped galaxy)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows characteristics of the Sun
     2.Knows the Sun’s position in the universe
     3.Knows the Sun is a medium size star
     4.Knows the Sun is the closest star to Earth
     5.Knows the Sun is the central body in our Solar System
     6.Knows the Sun is largest body in our Solar System
     7.Knows the Sun is located at edge of a disk-shaped galaxy