6-8-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

6-8-ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars

6-8-ESS1-1: Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to explain the cyclic patterns of lunar phases and eclipses of the sun and moon.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

6-8-ESS1-2: Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun system to explain the cyclical pattern of seasons, which includes the Earth's tilt and directional angle of sunlight on different areas of Earth across the year.

Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

6-8-ESS1-3: Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

Gravity Pitch
Solar System
Solar System Explorer

6-8-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

6-8-ESS1-4: Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

Solar System
Solar System Explorer
Weight and Mass

6-8-ESS2: Earth's Systems

6-8-ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems

6-8-ESS2-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.

Erosion Rates
Plate Tectonics
River Erosion
Rock Cycle

6-8-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale Systems

6-8-ESS2-3: Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

Building Pangaea
Plate Tectonics

6-8-ESS2.C: The Role of Water in Earth's Surface Processes

6-8-ESS2-4: Design and develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

Water Cycle

6-8-ESS2-5: Research, collect, and analyze data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

6-8-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

6-8-ESS3.A: Natural Resources

6-8-ESS3-1: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes and human activity.

Carbon Cycle

6-8-ESS3.B: Natural Hazards

6-8-ESS3-2: Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

Hurricane Motion - Metric

6-8-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth's Systems

6-8-ESS3-3: Analyze data to define the relationship for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.

Carbon Cycle
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

6-8-ESS3-4: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

GMOs and the Environment

6-8-ESS3.D: Global Climate Change

6-8-ESS3-5: Analyze evidence of the factors that have caused the change in global temperatures over the past century.

Carbon Cycle
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

Correlation last revised: 1/22/2020

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