CT.6.3. Energy in the Earth's Systems: Variations in the amount of the sun's energy hitting the Earth's surface affect daily and seasonal weather patterns. a) Local and regional weather are affected by the amount of solar energy the area receives and proximity to a large body of water.
6.3.5. Illustrate the transfer of energy as matter changes phase.
CT.6.4. Science and Technology in Society: Water moving across and through earth materials carries with it the products of human activities. a) Most precipitation that falls on Connecticut eventually reaches Long Island Sound.
6.4.2. Observe, analyze and record the unique physical and chemical properties of water.
6.4.3. Research the differences in quantities between fresh water (solid and liquid) and salt water covering the Earth's surface and report on the impact to humans.
6.4.4. Investigate and explain in writing how substances, both harmful and beneficial, dissolve in and are carried by surface and ground water.
6.4.6. Research and evaluate in writing the effects of common point and nonpoint water pollutants in Connecticut.
6.4.8. Debate the effectiveness of a law designed to protect water resources.