S6E: Earth and Space Science

S6E1: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.

S6E1.c: Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the planets in our solar system in terms of: size relative to Earth, surface and atmospheric features, relative distance from the sun, and ability to support life.

Solar System

S6E1.d: Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the motion of objects in the solar system.

Gravity Pitch

S6E2: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

S6E2.a: Develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

Phases of the Moon

S6E2.b: Construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.

2D Eclipse

S6E2.c: Analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of the Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons.

Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

S6E3: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.

S6E3.b: Plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun’s energy in atmospheric conditions that lead to the cycling of water.

Water Cycle

S6E3.c: Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

Ocean Mapping

S6E3.d: Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

Tides - Metric

S6E4: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather.

S6E4.b: Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how energy from the sun transfers heat to air, land and water at different rates.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric

S6E4.c: Develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotation of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric

S6E4.d: Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, weather fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornados and thunderstorms.

Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

S6E4.e: Analyze and interpret weather data to explain the effects of moisture evaporating from the ocean on weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes.

Hurricane Motion - Metric

S6E5: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is formed.

S6E5.b: Plan and carry out an investigation of the characteristics of minerals and how minerals contribute to rock composition.

Mineral Identification

S6E5.c: Construct an explanation of how to classify rocks by their formation and how rocks change through geologic processes in the rock cycle.

Rock Cycle

S6E5.d: Ask questions to identify types of weathering, agents of erosion and transportation, and environments of deposition.

Rock Cycle

S6E5.e: Develop a model to demonstrate how natural processes (weathering, erosion, and deposition) and human activity change rocks and the surface of the Earth.

Building Pangaea
Rock Cycle

S6E5.f: Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Plate Tectonics

S6E5.g: Construct an argument using maps and data collected to support a claim of how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.

Building Pangaea

S6E6: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the uses and conservation of various natural resources and how they impact the Earth.

Water Pollution

S6E6.c: Construct an argument evaluating contributions to the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

Carbon Cycle
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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