This Module consists of three 6-hour workshops focused on the topic of Space Systems as it relates to the Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science (NVACSS) based upon the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for high school.

Performance Expectations (PE):

HS-ESS1-3. Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements. HS-ESS1-1. Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation. HS-ESS1-2. Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe. HS-ESS1-4. Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.