Meet our star: the sun (Elementary) (ESS1)

Created by NASA Wavelength Last updated 7/31/2018

The resources in this list support student understanding of the sun’s basic characteristics and how the movement of Earth around the sun (and the orbit of the moon around Earth) results in observable and predictable patterns.

This list supports the following national standards:
Next Generation Science Standards

Patterns of movement of the sun, moon and Earth are included under NGSS ESS1.A (Earth’s Place in the Universe / The Universe and Its Stars), and ESS1.B (Earth’s Place in the Universe / Earth and the Solar System).