Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.ESS1. Earth and Space Science: The earth and earth materials as we know them today have developed over long periods of time, through continual change processes.
ESS1 (5-8) SAE-2. Explain the processes that cause the cycling of water into and out of the atmosphere and their connections to our planet's weather patterns.
ESS1 (5-6)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of processes and change over time within earth systems by...
2a. Diagramming, labeling and explaining the processes of the water cycle including evaporation, precipitation, and run-off, condensation, transpiration, and groundwater.
2c. Developing models to explain how humidity, temperature, and altitude affect air pressure and how this affects local weather.
2d. Identifying composition and layers of earth's atmosphere.
ESS1 (5-8) POC-3. Explain how earth events (abruptly and over time) can bring about changes in Earth's surface: landforms, ocean floor, rock features, or climate.
ESS1 (5-6)-3. Students demonstrate an understanding of processes and change over time within earth systems by...
3a. Describing events and the effect they may have on climate (e.g. El Nino, deforestation, glacial melting, and an increase in greenhouse gases).
RI.ESS2. Earth and Space Science: The earth is part of a solar system, made up of distinct parts that have temporal and spatial interrelationships.
ESS2 (5-8) SAE+ POC-8. Explain temporal or positional relationships between or among the Earth, sun, and moon (e.g., night/day, seasons, year, tides) or how gravitational force affects objects in the solar system (e.g., moons, tides, orbits, satellites).
ESS2 (5-6)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of temporal or positional relationships between or among the Earth, sun, and moon by...
8b. Explaining night/day, seasons, year, and tides as a result of the regular and predictable motion of the Earth, sun, and moon.