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-A9. Structure of the Earth: compare and contrast topographic features of the ocean floor to those formed above sea level. (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)
LA.SI-M. Science as Inquiry: The students will do science by engaging in partial and full inquiries that are within their developmental capabilities.
GLE-E-29. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Explain how technology can expand the senses and contribute to the increase and/or modification of scientific knowledge (SI-M-B3)