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...
2b. Explaining how condensation of water vapor forms clouds which affects climate and weather.
2c. Developing models to explain how humidity, temperature, and altitude affect air pressure and how this affects local weather.
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).
ESS1 (5-8) SAE+ POC-4. Explain the role of differential heating or convection in ocean currents, winds, weather and weather patterns, atmosphere, or climate.
ESS1 (5-6)-4. Students demonstrate an understanding of processes and change over time within earth systems by...
4a. Explaining how differential heating and convection affect Earth's weather patterns.
4c. Explaining the relationship between differential heating/convection and the production of winds.
4d. Analyzing global patterns of atmospheric movements to explain effects on weather.