DE.5. Earth's Dynamic Systems
5.1. Components of Earth
Enduring Understanding: Earth's systems can be broken down into individual components which have observable measurable properties.
5.1.B. Water can exist as a solid, liquid or gas and in different forms such as rain, snow and ice. (Level: Important)
5.2. Interactions Throughout Earth's Systems
Enduring Understanding: Earth's components form systems. These systems continually interact at different rates of time, affecting the Earth locally and globally.
5.2.D. Clouds are shaped by winds and are made of small water droplets or ice crystals. Cloud shapes can be used to help forecast weather. (Level: Important)
5.3. Technology and Applications
Enduring Understanding: Technology enables us to better understand Earth's systems. It also allows us to analyze the impact of human activities on Earth's systems and the impact of Earth's systems on human activity.
5.3.B. Weather can be observed, measured and described through the use of simple tools such as a thermometer, rain gauge and wind vane. (Level: Important)