HS-ESS1-6

Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth's formation and early history.

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  1. Planets

    The pebbled path to planets

    Small pebbles zipping through a sea of gas may give rise to mighty planets.

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  2. Plants

    Dinosaur-killing asteroid radically changed Earth’s tropical forests

    The asteroid collision initially reduced the diversity in what had been sunny tropical rainforests. In time, the forests would become permanently darker.

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  3. Space

    Ingenuity helicopter makes history by flying on Mars

    The copter's 40-second-long flight in the Red Planet’s thin air is only the first in a planned series of daring flights.

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  4. Space

    There’s water on sunny parts of the moon, scientists confirm

    The new observations were made by a telescope on board a jet in Earth’s atmosphere. They confirm the presence of water on sunlit areas of the moon.

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  5. Earth

    A rainforest once grew near the South Pole

    A forest flourished within 1,000 kilometers of the South Pole. That was a while ago, as in millions of years ago.

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  6. Space

    Rover finds ‘layer cake’ below ground on moon’s farside

    China’s rover finds the moon’s farside is more rugged and cratered than the nearside. Now scientists want to know why.

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  7. Earth

    Study appears to rule out volcanic burps as causing dino die-offs

    New data on when massive volcanic eruptions happened do not match when the dinosaur mass extinction took place.

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  8. Planets

    Glass beads help scientists puzzle out how baby planets grow

    Researchers have mimicked the first stages of planet formation in the lab. All they needed were glass beads and a catapult.

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  9. Space

    Explainer: Understanding meteors and meteor showers

    Meteors regularly enter Earth’s atmosphere. Most ‘shooting stars’ pose few risks to life on the ground, but the rare big ones can be lethal.

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