Standard 1: Students will understand the scientific evidence that supports theories that explain how the universe and solar system developed.

Objective 2: Relate the structure and composition of the solar system to the processes that exist in the universe.

a. Compare the elements formed in the big bang (hydrogen, helium) with elements formed through nuclear fusion in stars.
c. Explain the origin of the heavy elements on Earth (i.e., heavy elements were formed by fusion in ancient stars).
d. Present evidence that the process that formed Earth’s heavy elements continues in stars today.
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