GA--Standards of Excellence
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.
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.
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.
S6E2.b: Construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.
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.
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.
S6E3.c: Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.
S6E3.d: Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.
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.
S6E4.c: Develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotation of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.
S6E4.d: Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, weather fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornados and thunderstorms.
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.
S6E5.b: Plan and carry out an investigation of the characteristics of minerals and how minerals contribute to rock composition.
S6E5.c: Construct an explanation of how to classify rocks by their formation and how rocks change through geologic processes in the rock cycle.
S6E5.d: Ask questions to identify types of weathering, agents of erosion and transportation, and environments of deposition.
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.
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.
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.
S6E6.c: Construct an argument evaluating contributions to the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020