Grade 8 Natural Science
Planet earth and beyond: The solar system.
There's so much to learn about the solar system, this lesson will focus on giving you an important general overview of its components.
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Earth’s position in the solar system.
Earth’s position in this roughly disk-like arrangement provides the opportunity for life, as known to humankind, to arise. By the end of this lesson you will know why the Earth is positioned in that way and the sustainability of it.
The milky way galaxy.
The Milky Way is a huge collection of stars, dust and gas. It's called a spiral galaxy because if you could view it from the top or bottom, it would look like a spinning pinwheel. In this lesson we learn about the sun being a star in the Milky Way galaxy and the structure of the milky way.
Early viewing of space
In dark conditions away from city lights, thousands of stars are visible in the night sky. Early cultures around the world gazed at the stars in wonder. By the end of this lesson you will know what constellations are and how you can spot them.