HS-ESS: Earth and Space Science

HS-ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

HS-ESS1-1: Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation.

 H-R Diagram
 Nuclear Reactions

HS-ESS1-2: Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe.

 Big Bang Theory - Hubble's Law

HS-ESS1-3: Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.

 Nuclear Reactions

HS-ESS1-4: Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.

 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Solar System Explorer

HS-ESS2: Earth’s Systems

HS-ESS2-1: Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.

 Plate Tectonics

HS-ESS2-2: Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.

 Carbon Cycle

HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.

 Conduction and Convection
 Plate Tectonics

HS-ESS2-4: Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth's systems result in changes in climate.

 Greenhouse Effect

HS-ESS2-5: Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.

 Rock Cycle
 Water Cycle

HS-ESS2-6: Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

 Carbon Cycle

HS-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

HS-ESS3-3: Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem
 Water Pollution

HS-ESS3-5: Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.

 Greenhouse Effect

HS-ESS3-6: Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

Correlation last revised: 3/1/2018

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