ASTRONOMY Library Research Project
Earth Science – Fall 2010
CaliforniaEarth Science Standard 1.a. Students know the differences and similarities among the Sun, the terrestrial planets, and the gas planets may have been established during the formation of the solar system.
CaliforniaEarth Science Standard 1.e. Students know the Sun is a typical star and is powered by nuclear reactions, primarily by the fusion of hydrogen to form helium.
CaliforniaEarth Science Standard 2.a. Students know the solar system is located in an outer edge of the disc-shaped Milky Way galaxy, which spans 100,000 light years.
CaliforniaEarth Science Standard 2.b. Students know galaxies are made of billions of stars and comprise most of the visible mass of the universe.
CaliforniaEarth Science Standard 2.c. Students know the evidence indicating that all the elements with an atomic number greater than that of lithium have been formed by nuclear fusion in stars.
CaliforniaEarth Science Standard 2.d. 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 those differences.