New Jersey Standards
NJ.5.4.4. Earth Systems Science: Earth operates as a set of complex, dynamic, and interconnected systems, and is a part of the all-encompassing system of the universe.
5.4.4.G. Biogeochemical Cycles: The biogeochemical cycles in the Earth systems include the flow of microscopic and macroscopic resources from one reservoir in the hydrosphere, geosphere, atmosphere, or biosphere to another, are driven by Earth's internal and external sources of energy, and are impacted by human activity.
Most of Earth’s surface is covered by water. Water circulates through the crust, oceans, and atmosphere in what is known as the water cycle.
5.4.4.G.3. Trace a path a drop of water might follow through the water cycle.
Properties of water depend on where the water is located (oceans, rivers, lakes, underground sources, and glaciers).
5.4.4.G.4. Model how the properties of water can change as water moves through the water cycle.