Big Idea 5: Earth in Space and Time

The origin and eventual fate of the Universe still remains one of the greatest questions in science. Gravity and energy influence the formation of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, stars, the planetary systems, and Earth. Humankind’s need to explore continues to lead to the development of knowledge and understanding of the nature of the Universe.
Number: SC.8.E.5
Title: Earth in Space and Time
Type: Big Idea
Subject: Science
Grade: 8
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science