New York Standards
NY.7. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
7.1: The knowledge and skills of mathematics, science, and technology are used together to make informed decisions and solve problems, especially those relating to issues of science/technology/society, consumer decision making, design, and inquiry into phenomena.
7.1.1. Analyze science/technology/society problems and issues that affect their home, school, or community, and carry out a remedial course of action
NY.L4. The Living Environment: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
L4.7: Human decisions and activities have had a profound impact on the physical and living environments.
4.7.1. Identify ways in which humans have changed their environment and the effects of those changes.
NY.P4. The Physical Setting: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
P4.4: Energy exists in many forms, and when these forms change energy is conserved.
4.4.1. Describe a variety of forms of energy (e.g., heat, chemical, light) and the changes that occur in objects when they interact with those forms of energy.
P4.5: Energy and matter interact through forces that result in changes in motion.
4.5.1. Describe the effects of common forces (pushes and pulls) of objects, such as those caused by gravity, magnetism, and mechanical forces.
4.5.2. Describe how forces can operate across distances.