LA.ESS-M. Earth and Space Science: The students will develop an understanding of the properties of earth materials, the structure of the Earth system, the Earth's history, and the Earth's place in the universe.
ESS-M-A10. Structure of the Earth: explaining (illustrating) how water circulates -- on and through the crust, in the oceans, and in the atmosphere -- in the water cycle. (1, 4)
ESS-M-C4. Earth in the Solar System: modeling the motions of the Earth-moon-sun system to explain day and night, a year, eclipses, moon phases, and tides. (1, 2, 3, 4)
ESS-M-C6. Earth in the Solar System: modeling and describing how radiant energy from the sun affects phenomena on the Earth's surface, such as winds, ocean currents, and the water cycle. (1, 2, 3, 4)
GLE-E-35. Grade Level Expectation: Structure of the Earth: Identify the atmosphere as a mixture of gases, water vapor, and particulate matter (ESS-M-A11)
GLE-E-44. Grade Level Expectation: Earth in the Solar System: Explain rotation and revolution by using models or illustrations (ESS-M-C4)
GLE-E-46. Grade Level Expectation: Earth in the Solar System: Identify and explain the interaction of the processes of the water cycle (ESS-M-C6) (ESS-M-A10)
LA.SE-M. Science and the Environment: In learning environmental science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural environment, learn the importance of environmental quality, and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal, professional, and political actions affect the natural world.
GLE-E-49. Grade Level Expectation: Identify and give examples of pollutants found in water, air, and soil (SE-M-A3)
GLE-E-50. Grade Level Expectation: Describe the consequences of several types of human activities on local ecosystems (e.g., polluting streams, regulating hunting, introducing nonnative species) (SE-M-A4)
GLE-E-51. Grade Level Expectation: Describe naturally occurring cycles and identify where they are found (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, water, oxygen) (SE-M-A7)
SE-M-A3. Defining the concept of pollutant and describing the effects of various pollutants on ecosystems. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SE-M-A7. Demonstrating knowledge of the natural cycles, such as the carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, water cycle, and oxygen cycle. (1, 2, 4)