9-12-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

9-12-ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars

9-12-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 in the form of radiation.

H-R Diagram
Nuclear Reactions

9-12-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

9-12-ESS1-3: Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.

Nuclear Reactions

9-12-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

9-12-ESS1.4: Use Kepler’s Law to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.

Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
Solar System Explorer

9-12-ESS2: Earth's Systems

9-12-ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems

9-12-ESS2-1: Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s interior and surface processes (constructive and destructive) operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.

Erosion Rates
Plate Tectonics
River Erosion

9-12-ESS2-2: Analyze geoscientific data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create changes to other Earth systems.

Carbon Cycle

9-12-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

9-12-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 - Metric

9-12-ESS2.C: The Role of Water in Earth's Surface Processes

9-12-ESS2-5: Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.

Erosion Rates
River Erosion
Rock Cycle
Water Cycle

9-12-ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

9-12-ESS2-6: Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

Carbon Cycle

9-12-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

9-12-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth's Systems

9-12-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

9-12-ESS3.D: Global Climate Change

9-12-ESS3-5: Analyze geoscientific 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 - Metric

Correlation last revised: 1/22/2020

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