Science Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Understanding Weather

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Michigan Standards

MI.E. Earth Science
E.ES. Earth Systems: Develop an understanding of the warming of the Earth by the sun as the major source of energy for phenomenon on Earth and how the sun's warming relates to weather, climate, seasons, and the water cycle. Understand how human interaction and use of natural resources affects the environment.
E.ES.M.1. Solar Energy- The sun is the major source of energy for phenomena on the surface of the Earth.
E.ES.07.11. Demonstrate, using a model or drawing, the relationship between the warming by the sun of the Earth and the water cycle as it applies to the atmosphere (evaporation, water vapor, warm air rising, cooling, condensation, clouds).
E.ES.07.13. Describe how the warming of the Earth by the sun produces winds and ocean currents.
E.ES.M.8. Water Cycle- Water circulates through the four spheres of the Earth in what is known as the ''water cycle.''
E.ES.07.81. Explain the water cycle and describe how evaporation, transpiration, condensation, cloud formation, precipitation, infiltration, surface runoff, ground water, and absorption occur within the cycle.
MI.P. Physical Science
P.EN. Energy: Develop an understanding that there are many forms of energy (such as heat, light, sound, and electrical) and that energy is transferable by convection, conduction, or radiation. Understand energy can be in motion, called kinetic; or it can be stored, called potential. Develop an understanding that as temperature increases, more energy is added to a system. Understand nuclear reactions in the sun produce light and heat for the Earth.
P.EN.M.6. Solar Energy Effects- Nuclear reactions take place in the sun producing heat and light. Only a tiny fraction of the light energy from the sun reaches Earth, providing energy to heat the Earth.
P.EN.07.61. Identify that nuclear reactions take place in the sun, producing heat and light.