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Astronomy Training California Standards and Objectives

The following are descriptions of the California Science Content Standards and California Math Content Standards that are met through the Astro-Venture Astronomy lessons. They are delineated as follows:

CSCS (3) 1g
CSCS California Science Content Standard
(K) Grade
1a Standard

The complete California Science Content Standards

 

CMCS A (K) 1.1
CMCS California Math Content Standard
A Standard Area (Number Sense)
(K) Grade
1.1 Standard

The complete California Math Content Standards

 

  First Grade
CSCS (1) 1a Students know solids, liquids, and gases have different properties.
   
  Third Grade
CSCS (3) 1e Students know matter has three forms: solid, liquid, and gas.
   
CSCS (3) 1f Students know evaporation and melting are changes that occur when the objects are heated.
   
CSCS (3) 4c Students know telescopes magnify the appearance of some distant objects in sky, including the Moon and the planets. The number of stars that can be seen through telescopes is dramatically greater than the number that can be seen by the unaided eye.
 

 

 

Fourth Grade

CSCS (4) 2 Students know all organisms need energy and matter to live and grow.
   
CSCS (4) 3 Students know living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival.
   
 

Fifth Grade

CSCS (5) 1g Students know properties of solid, liquid, and gaseous substances.
   
CSCS (5) 5c Students know the path of a planet around the Sun is due to gravitational attraction between the Sun and the planet.
   
CSCS (5) 6b Students will develop a testable question.
   
CSCS (5) 6c Students will plan and conduct a simple investigation based on a student-developed question and write instructions others can follow to carry out the procedure.
   
CSCS (5) 6d Students will identify the independent and controlled variables in an investigation.
   
CSCS (5) 6e Students will identify a single independent variable in a scientific investigation and explain how this variable can be used to collect information to answer a question about the results of the experiment.
   
CSCS (5) 6f Students will select appropriate tools and make quantitative observations.
   
CSCS (5) 6g Students will record data by using appropriate graphic representations (including charts, graphs, and labeled diagrams) and make inferences based on those data.
   
CSCS (5) 6h Students will draw conclusions from scientific evidence and indicate whether further information is needed to support a specific conclusion.
   
  Sixth Grade
CSCS (6) 7a Students will develop hypothesis.
   
CSCS (6) 7b Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring scales, microscopes, and binoculars) to perform tests, collect data, and display data.
   
  Seventh Grade
CSCS (7) 7a Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring scales, microscopes, and binoculars) to perform tests, collect data, and display data.
   
  Eighth Grade
CSCS (8) 3d Students know the states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) depend on molecular motion.
   
CSCS (8) 3e Students know that in solids the atoms are closely locked in position and can only vibrate; in liquids the atoms and molecules are more loosely connected and can collide with and move past one another; and in gases the atoms and molecules are free to move independently, colliding frequently.
   
CSCS (8) 4b Students know that the Sun is one of many stars in the Milky Way galaxy and that stars may differ in size, temperature, and color.
   
CSCS (8) 9a Students will plan and conduct a scientific investigation to test a hypothesis.
   
  Ninth - Twelfth Grades
CSCS (9-12)
Chemistry 2d
Students know the atoms and molecules in liquids move in a random pattern relative to one another because the intermolecular forces are too weak to hold the atoms or molecules in a solid form.
   
CSCS (9-12)
Earth Sciences 2d
Students know that stars differ in their life cycles and that visual, radio, and x-ray telescopes may be used to collect data that reveal the differences.

 

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Astro-Venture Astronomy meets and addresses the following California standards.

Lesson Number/Title California Science Standards California Math Standards
1: Unit Introduction

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CSCS (4) 2,3

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2: Astronomy Training Module

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CSCS (3) 4d
CSCS (5) 5a,b

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3: Properties of Matter

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CSCS (1) 1a
CSCS (3) 1e
CSCS (5) 1g

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CSCS (K) 1b

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4: Matter and Molecules

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CSCS (8) 3d,e

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CSCS (1) 1a
CSCS (3) 1e
CSCS (5) 1b,g

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5: Changing States of Matter

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CSCS (3) 1f
CSCS (5) 6b-h
CSCS (8) 3d,e
CSCS (8) 9a

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CSCS (1) 1b
CSCS (5) 3b

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CMCS D (4) 1.0
CMCS D (5) 1.2

6: Measuring Temperature

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CSCS (1) 1b
CSCS (3) 1f
CSCS (5) 3b
CSCS (5) 6f
CSCS (8) 3d,e

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7: Thinking in Systems

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CSCS (7) 5b

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8: The Solar System

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CSCS (5) 5c

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CSCS (3) 4d
CSCS (5) 5b
CSCS (8) 4c

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CMCS A (4) 3.0
CMCS A (5) 2.1

9: Planetary Temperature as a System

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CSCS (8) 4b

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CSCS (9-12) Earth Science 2d

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CSCS (5) 5a
CSCS (8) 4c,d

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10: Atmosphere and Temperature

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CSCS (5) 6b-h
CSCS (6) 7a,b
CSCS (7) 7a
CSCS (8) 9a

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CSCS (8) 4e

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CMCS D (5) 1.2

11: Atmospheric Mass

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CSCS (4) 6f
CSCS (5) 4e
CSCS (5) 6h,i
CSCS (6) 7a,b,d,e
CSCS (7) 7a,b,c,e
CSCS (8) 2g, 4e
CSCS (8) 9a,b
CSCS (9-12) Physics 1e
CSCS (9-12) Earth Science 4d

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12: Disrupting the System

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CSCS (3) 4d
CSCS (5) 5c
CSCS (8) 2g, 4c
CSCS (9-12) Physics 1e

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13: Astro-Venture Mission Module Training

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CSCS (3) 4c
CSCS (9-12) Chemistry 2d

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CSCS (4) 6f
CSCS (5) 6h,i
CSCS (6) 7a,b,d,e
CSCS (7) 7a,b,c,e
CSCS (8) 9a,b

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CMCS D (4) 2.0

14: Final Project

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CSCS (5) 6h,i
CSCS (6) 7d,e
CSCS (7) 7b,e

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