SCI.ESS: Earth and Space Science

SCI.ESS1: Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of Earth’s place in the universe to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

SCI.ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

SCI.ESS1.B.m: The solar system contains many varied objects held together by gravity. Solar system models explain and predict eclipses, lunar phases, and seasons.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Gravity Pitch
Phases of the Moon

MS-ESS1-1: Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

MS-ESS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

Gravity Pitch

SCI.ESS2: Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of Earth’s systems to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

SCI.ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems

SCI.ESS2.A.m: Energy flows and matter cycles within and among Earth’s systems, including the sun and Earth’s interior as primary energy sources. Plate tectonics is one result of these processes.

Carbon Cycle

SCI.ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

SCI.ESS2.C.m: Water cycles among land, ocean, and atmosphere, and is propelled by sunlight and gravity. Density variations of sea water drive interconnected ocean currents. Water movement causes weathering and erosion, changing landscape features.

Water Cycle

SCI.ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

SCI.ESS2.D.m: Complex interactions determine local weather patterns and influence climate, including the role of the ocean.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

SCI.ESS2.E: Biogeology

SCI.ESS2.E.m: The fossil record documents the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of many life forms throughout history (linked to content in LS4.A).

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

MS-ESS2-1: Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives plate tectonics.

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

MS-ESS2-3: Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

Plate Tectonics

SCI.ESS3: Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of the Earth and human activity to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

SCI.ESS3.A: Natural Resources

SCI.ESS3.A.m: Humans depend on Earth’s land, oceans, fresh water, atmosphere, and biosphere for different resources, many of which are limited or not renewable. Resources are distributed unevenly around the planet as a result of past geologic processes.

Carbon Cycle
Pond Ecosystem

SCI.ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

SCI.ESS3.C.m: Human activities have altered the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere which in turn has altered the biosphere. Changes to the biosphere can have different impacts for different living things. Activities and technologies can be engineered to reduce people’s impacts on Earth.

Carbon Cycle
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Pond Ecosystem

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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