Washington DC Standards
DC.6.5. Weather and Climate: Broad Concept: Weather (in the short run) and climate (in the long run) involve the transfer of energy in and out of the atmosphere. As a basis for understanding this concept, students:
6.5.2. Recognize and describe that the currents in the air and ocean distribute heat energy.
6.5.6. Describe how the Earth's atmosphere exerts a pressure that decreases with distance above sea level, and at every point is the same in all directions.
DC.6.6. Resources: Broad Concept: Sources of materials differ in amounts, distribution, usefulness, and the time required for their formation. As a basis for understanding this concept, students:
6.6.5. Investigate and describe how pollutants can affect weather and the atmosphere.