EARTH, THE MOON, & THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Standard S4E2. Students will model the position and motion of the earth in the solar system and will
explain the role of relative position and motion in determining sequence of the phases
of the moon.
a. Explain the day/night cycle of the earth using a model.
b. Explain the sequence of the phases of the moon.
c. Demonstrate the revolution of the earth around the sun and the earth’s tilt to explain
the seasonal changes.
d. Demonstrate the relative size and order from the sun of the planets in the solar
b. = PHASES OF THE MOON