I selected standard 5-PS2-1 Support an argument that gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.
The SEP for this is to support an argument with evidence, data, or a model. This will help students improve understanding and design.
The DCI includes that the gravitational force of Earth acting on an object near Earth’s surface pulls that object toward the planet’s center.
The CCC is cause and effect. Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change.