CE-MIST Student Programs at the RPSEC
Solar System Rescue: Travel through space on a cooperative rescue effort while studying astronomy, geology, chemistry, and more. Students use reference material, analyze data, and develop hypotheses to locate a lost Starfleet probe and plan a rescue strategy.
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Pre & Post Visit Activities
8-4.1 Summarize the characteristics and movements of objects
in the solar system (including planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteors).
8-4.4 Explain the motions of Earth and the Moon and the effects of these motions as they orbit the Sun (including day, year, phases of the Moon, eclipses, and tides).
8-4.5 Explain how the tilt of Earth’s axis affects the length of the day and the amount of heating on Earth’s surface, thus causing the seasons of the year.
8-2.1 Compare/contrast central ideas within
and across informational texts.
8-2.2 Compare/contrast information within and across texts to draw conclusions and make inferences.
8-2.6 Analyze information from graphic features (for example, charts and graphs) in informational texts.
8-6.7 Use a variety of print and electronic reference materials.
Please direct inquiries to:
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
USCA, 471 University Parkway, Box 3, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-3313 from Augusta 278-1967 Ext. 3313
URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/student/CE-MISTSP/Solar.html (January 2009)