New Jersey Standards
NJ.5.4.8. 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.
5.4.8.F. Climate and Weather: Earth's weather and climate systems are the result of complex interactions between land, ocean, ice, and atmosphere.
Climate is influenced locally and globally by atmospheric interactions with land masses and bodies of water.
5.4.8.F.2. Explain the mechanisms that cause varying daily temperature ranges in a coastal community and in a community located in the interior of the country.
Weather (in the short term) and climate (in the long term) involve the transfer of energy and water in and out of the atmosphere.
5.4.8.F.3. Create a model of the hydrologic cycle that focuses on the transfer of water in and out of the atmosphere. Apply the model to different climates around the world.