ES.1.2: Differentiate between the different types of stars, including our sun, found on the Hertzsprung - Russell diagram. Compare and contrast the evolution of stars of different masses.
ES.2.2: Describe the characteristics of the various kinds of objects in the solar system (e.g., planets, satellites, comets and asteroids). Recognize that planets have been identified orbiting stars other than the sun.
ES.2.4: Describe the motions of the various kinds of objects in our solar system (e.g., planets, satellites, comets and asteroids). Explain that KeplerÂ?s laws determine the orbits of those objects and know that KeplerÂ?s laws are a direct consequence of NewtonÂ?s Law of Universal Gravitation together with his laws of motion.
ES.3.1: Understand that the Earth system contains fixed amounts of each stable chemical element and that each element moves among reservoirs in the solid earth, oceans, atmosphere and living organisms as part of biogeochemical cycles (i.e., nitrogen, water, carbon, oxygen and phosphorus cycles), which are driven by energy from within the earth and from the sun.
ES.4.3: Explain the importance of heat transfer between and within the atmosphere, land masses, and bodies of water.
ES.4.4: Understand and describe the origin, life cycle, and behavior of weather systems and methods of predicting them. Investigate the causes of severe weather and propose appropriate safety measures that can be taken in the event of severe weather.
ES.4.5: Explain the role of Milankovitch cycles (rotation, revolution, and procession of axis) on differential heating of Earth, leading to climate changes such as the cycles of glaciation.
ES.4.6: Understand the origin, effects and uses of tides.
ES.6.3: Explain the origin of geologic features and processes that result from plate tectonics (e.g., earthquakes, volcanoes, trenches and mountain ranges).
ES.6.4: Understand and discuss the development of plate tectonic theory, which is derived from the combination of two theories: continental drift and seafloor spreading.
Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017