Utah SEEd 6.1 strand Assessments This is a set of assessments for the 6.1 strand of Utah SEEd 6th grade. Structure and Motion within the Solar System. The solar system consists of the Sun, planets, and other objects within Sun’s gravitational influence. Gravity is the force of attraction between masses. The Sun-Earth-Moon system provides an opportunity to study interactions between objects in the solar system that influence phenomena observed from Earth. Scientists use data from many sources to determine the scale and properties of objects in our solar system.
This set only includes the assessments, not the units or lessons for the standards. These assessments can be used for practice or to prepare for the end-of-year testing. There are assessments for each standard within the Utah SEEd strand 6.1.
Utah SEEd 6.1.1
Develop and use a model of the Sun-Earth-Moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and seasons. Examples of models could be physical, graphical, or conceptual.
Utah SEEd 6.1.2
Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity and inertia in the orbital motions of objects in our solar system. This is part of the Structure and Motion within the Solar System.
Utah SEEd 6.1.3
Use computational thinking to analyze data and determine the scale and properties of objects in the solar system. Examples of scale could include size and distance. Examples of properties could include layers, temperature, surface features, and orbital radius. Data sources could include Earth and space-based instruments such as telescopes and satellites. Types of data could include graphs, data tables, drawings, photographs, and models.