Earth’s surface is subject to constant changes. The planet also undergoes cycles related to the Sun and the Moon. Students learn about these patterns and cycles and how they fit into the changes Earth has experienced over time.
By developing a deeper understanding of what causes day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun, students learn about patterns and cycles in the natural world and what causes them. Students also learn about the Sun’s role in the water cycle, the physical properties of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, and to differentiate between weather and climate.