S.9.ESS: Earth and Space Science Content

(Framing Text): Space Systems

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.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

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.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

(Framing Text): History of Earth

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.5: evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks.

Plate Tectonics

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.7: 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

(Framing Text): Earth’s Systems

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.9: develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.

Conduction and Convection
Plate Tectonics

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.10: plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.

Water Cycle

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.11: develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle
Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

(Framing Text): Weather and Climate

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.13: use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth systems result in changes in climate.

Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

S.9.ESS.14: analyze geoscience data and the results from the 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
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

(Framing Text): Human Sustainability

WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.15: construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.

Hurricane Motion
Hurricane Motion - Metric

S.9.ESS.17: 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

Correlation last revised: 1/22/2020

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