# MS-ESS1-3 Earth's Place in the Universe

MS-ESS1-3   Earth's Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-ESS1-3. Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.  [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the analysis of data from Earth-based instruments, space-based telescopes, and spacecraft to determine similarities and differences among solar system objects. Examples of scale properties include the sizes of an object’s layers (such as crust and atmosphere), surface features (such as volcanoes), and orbital radius. Examples of data include statistical information, drawings and photographs, and models.]  [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include recalling facts about properties of the planets and other solar system bodies.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Science and Engineering Practices

### Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to extending quantitative analysis to investigations, distinguishing between correlation and causation, and basic statistical techniques of data and error analysis.

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

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### Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

MS.ESS2.A

5.ESS1.B ; HS.ESS1.B ; HS.ESS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

MS-ESS1-3   Earth's Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-ESS1-3. Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.  [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the analysis of data from Earth-based instruments, space-based telescopes, and spacecraft to determine similarities and differences among solar system objects. Examples of scale properties include the sizes of an object’s layers (such as crust and atmosphere), surface features (such as volcanoes), and orbital radius. Examples of data include statistical information, drawings and photographs, and models.]  [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include recalling facts about properties of the planets and other solar system bodies.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Science and Engineering Practices

### Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to extending quantitative analysis to investigations, distinguishing between correlation and causation, and basic statistical techniques of data and error analysis.

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

### Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

MS.ESS2.A

5.ESS1.B ; HS.ESS1.B ; HS.ESS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

MS-ESS1-3   Earth's Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-ESS1-3. Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.  [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the analysis of data from Earth-based instruments, space-based telescopes, and spacecraft to determine similarities and differences among solar system objects. Examples of scale properties include the sizes of an object’s layers (such as crust and atmosphere), surface features (such as volcanoes), and orbital radius. Examples of data include statistical information, drawings and photographs, and models.]  [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include recalling facts about properties of the planets and other solar system bodies.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Science and Engineering Practices

### Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to extending quantitative analysis to investigations, distinguishing between correlation and causation, and basic statistical techniques of data and error analysis.

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

### Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

MS.ESS2.A