WV--Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives
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.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.4: use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.9.ESS.11: develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
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.
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.
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.
S.9.ESS.17: create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.
Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019