LA.ESS-M. Earth and Space Science: The students will develop an understanding of the properties of earth materials, the structure of the Earth system, the Earth's history, and the Earth's place in the universe.
ESS-M-A10. Structure of the Earth: explaining (illustrating) how water circulates -- on and through the crust, in the oceans, and in the atmosphere -- in the water cycle. (1, 4)
ESS-M-C6. Earth in the Solar System: modeling and describing how radiant energy from the sun affects phenomena on the Earth's surface, such as winds, ocean currents, and the water cycle. (1, 2, 3, 4)
GLE-M-23. Grade Level Expectation: Structure of Earth: Explain the processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, transpiration, and sublimation as they relate to the water cycle (ESS-M-A10)
GLE-M-24. Grade Level Expectation: Structure of Earth: Investigate and explain how given factors affect the rate of water movement in the water cycle (e.g., climate, type of rock, ground cover) (ESS-M-A10)
GLE-M-27. Grade Level Expectation: Structure of Earth: Identify different air masses, jet streams, global wind patterns, and other atmospheric phenomena and describe how they relate to weather events, such as El Nino and La Nina (ESS-M-A12)
GLE-M-43. Grade Level Expectation: Earth in the Solar System: Identify the processes involved in the creation of land and sea breezes (ESS-M-C6)
LA.PS-M. Physical Science: Students will develop an understanding of the characteristics and interrelationships of matter and energy in the physical world.
PS-M-C3. Transformations of Energy: understanding that the sun is a major source of energy and that energy arrives at the Earth's surface as light with a range of wavelengths. (2, 3, 4)
LA.SE-M. Science and the Environment: In learning environmental science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural environment, learn the importance of environmental quality, and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal, professional, and political actions affect the natural world.
SE-M-A7. Demonstrating knowledge of the natural cycles, such as the carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, water cycle, and oxygen cycle. (1, 2, 4)