S6E1: Students will explore current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.
S6E1.c: Compare and contrast the planets in terms of
S6E1.c.1: Size relative to the earth
S6E1.c.2: Surface and atmospheric features
S6E1.c.3: Relative distance from the sun
S6E1.c.4: Ability to support life
S6E1.e: Explain that gravity is the force that governs the motion in the solar system.
S6E2: Students will understand the effects of the relative positions of the earth, moon and sun.
S6E2.a: Demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun.
Phases of the Moon
S6E2.b: Explain the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.
S6E2.c: Relate the tilt of the earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on climate.
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter
S6E3: Students will recognize the significant role of water in earth processes.
S6E3.b: Relate various atmospheric conditions to stages of the water cycle.
S6E3.c: Describe the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world's oceans.
S6E3.d: Explain the causes of waves, currents, and tides.
S6E4: Students will understand how the distribution of land and oceans affects climate and weather.
S6E4.a: Demonstrate that land and water absorb and lose heat at different rates and explain the resulting effects on weather patterns.
Coastal Winds and Clouds
S6E4.c: Relate how moisture evaporating from the oceans affects the weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes.
S6E5: Students will investigate the scientific view of how the earth's surface is formed.
S6E5.c: Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.
S6E5.d: Recognize that lithospheric plates constantly move and cause major geological events on the earth’s surface.
S6E5.e: Explain the effects of physical processes (plate tectonics, erosion, deposition, volcanic eruption, gravity) on geological features including oceans (composition, currents, and tides).
S6E5.f: Describe how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.
S6E5.h: Explain the effects of human activity on the erosion of the earth’s surface.
S6E6: Students will describe various sources of energy, their uses, and the conservation of sources of energy.
S6E6.a: Explain the role of the sun as the major source of energy and its relationship to wind and water energy.
Content correlation last revised: 11/2/2009