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Earth's home in space: Overview

Year 7 Science: Earth and space sciences [VCSSU] Physical Science [VCSIS]

Source: Digital montage by Black, S. (2019).

Level 1"Solar system, assemblage consisting of the Sun—an average star in the Milky Way Galaxy—and those bodies orbiting around it: 8 (formerly 9) planets with about 170 known planetary satellites (moons); countless asteroids, some with their own satellites; comets and other icy bodies; and vast reaches of highly tenuous gas and dust known as the interplanetary medium." (Britannica, n.d.)

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings
  • Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and the Moon.
  • Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object; Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of Earth.

Earth's home in space | Overview: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.

Axis, Equinox, Gravity, Meteor, Orbit, Oort Cloud, Planet, Solar system, Season, Velocity

Earth's home in space | Overview: Articles

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Earth's home in space | Overview: eBooks

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Earth's home in space | Overview: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.

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