ES.1: The student will plan and conduct investigations in which

ES.1.c: scales, diagrams, charts, graphs, tables, imagery, models, and profiles are constructed and interpreted;

 Distance-Time Graphs

ES.1.d: maps and globes are read and interpreted, including location by latitude and longitude;

 Building Topographic Maps
 Ocean Mapping
 Reading Topographic Maps
 Weather Maps

ES.1.e: variables are manipulated with repeated trials; and


ES.2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science and scientific reasoning and logic.

ES.2.b: evidence is required to evaluate hypotheses and explanations;

 Effect of Temperature on Gender

ES.3: The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of Earth and the solar system.

ES.3.b: sun-Earth-moon relationships; (seasons, tides, and eclipses);

 3D Eclipse
 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Why do we have them?

ES.5: The student will investigate and understand the rock cycle as it relates to the origin and transformation of rock types and how to identify common rock types based on mineral composition and textures.

ES.5.a: igneous rocks;

 Rock Classification

ES.5.b: sedimentary rocks; and

 Rock Classification

ES.5.c: metamorphic rocks.

 Rock Classification

ES.6: The student will investigate and understand the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources.

ES.6.a: fossil fuels, minerals, rocks, water, and vegetation;

 Carbon Cycle

ES.7: The student will investigate and understand geologic processes including plate tectonics.

ES.7.a: geologic processes and their resulting features; and

 Plate Tectonics

ES.7.b: tectonic processes.

 Plate Tectonics

ES.8: The student will investigate and understand how freshwater resources are influenced by geologic processes and the activities of humans.

ES.8.e: dependence on freshwater resources and the effects of human usage on water quality; and

 Pond Ecosystem

ES.10: The student will investigate and understand that oceans are complex, interactive physical, chemical, and biological systems and are subject to long- and short-term variations.

ES.10.b: importance of environmental and geologic implications;

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

ES.10.d: features of the sea floor as reflections of tectonic processes; and

 Plate Tectonics

ES.11: The student will investigate and understand the origin and evolution of the atmosphere and the interrelationship of geologic processes, biologic processes, and human activities on its composition and dynamics.

ES.11.d: potential changes to the atmosphere and climate due to human, biologic, and geologic activity.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

ES.12: The student will investigate and understand that energy transfer between the sun and Earth and its atmosphere drives weather and climate on Earth.

ES.12.b: prediction of weather patterns;

 Hurricane Motion
 Weather Maps

ES.12.c: severe weather occurrences, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and major storms; and

 Hurricane Motion

ES.12.d: weather phenomena and the factors that affect climate including radiation, conduction, and convection.

 Coastal Winds and Clouds

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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