Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS.MS-ESS. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
MS-ESS2. Earth’s Systems - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-ESS2-5. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.
MS-ESS2.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS2.C:2. The complex patterns of the changes and the movement of water in the atmosphere, determined by winds, landforms, and ocean temperatures and currents, are major determinants of local weather patterns. (MS-ESS2-5)
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
ESS2.D:1. Weather and climate are influenced by interactions involving sunlight, the ocean, the atmosphere, ice, landforms, and living things. These interactions vary with latitude, altitude, and local and regional geography, all of which can affect oceanic and atmospheric flow patterns. (MS-ESS2-6)
ESS2.D:2. Because these patterns are so complex, weather can only be predicted probabilistically. (MS-ESS2-5)
MS-ESS3. Earth and Human Activity - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
MS-ESS3.CC. Crosscutting Concepts
MS-ESS3.CC.3. Stability and Change
MS-ESS3.CC.3.1. Stability might be disturbed either by sudden events or gradual changes that accumulate over time.