New Jersey Standards
NJ.5.2.6. Physical Science: Physical science principles, including fundamental ideas about matter, energy, and motion, are powerful conceptual tools for making sense of phenomena in physical, living, and Earth systems science.
5.2.6.C. Forms of Energy: Knowing the characteristics of familiar forms of energy, including potential and kinetic energy, is useful in coming to the understanding that, for the most part, the natural world can be explained and is predictable.
The transfer of thermal energy by conduction, convection, and radiation can produce large-scale events such as those seen in weather.
5.2.6.C.3. Relate the transfer of heat from oceans and land masses to the evolution of a hurricane.
NJ.5.4.6. 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.
5.4.6.F. Climate and Weather: Earth's weather and climate systems are the result of complex interactions between land, ocean, ice, and atmosphere.
Climate is the result of long-term patterns of temperature and precipitation.
5.4.6.F.2. Create climatographs for various locations around Earth and categorize the climate based on the yearly patterns of temperature and precipitation.