Weather and Climate

00-KENG

Students explore patterns in weather and how it changes from day to day, using measurement of temperature, wind, cloud cover and precipitation. They relate their findings to weather forecasting to prepare for severe conditions.

Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles

1ENG

Students make observations of patterns of objects in the sky and they seem to move. Students use patterns in data to predict some movements of objects in the sky.

Changing Earth: Today and Over Time

2ENG

Students explore and develop models of different landforms and bodies of water and investigate the causes of how the land and water can change rapidly or over a long period of time.

Weather, Climate, and Natural Hazards

3ENG

Students explore weather at different parts of the world and different times of the year. They collect and analyze data to use patterns to predict future weather events and seasons.

Processes that Shape the Earth

4ENG

Students explore the cause and effect relationship of weathering and erosion to Earth’s surfaces. They explore changes over time due to Earth’s forces and natural hazards.

Earth and Space Systems

5ENG

Students develop a model to describe ways that the geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere interact. They describe and graph data to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

The Planet Rock

6ES1

The Planet Rock unit explores the rock cycle, weathering and glacier movement and leads to a study of soil and a comparison of soil samples.

Earth: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

6ES2

Sixth graders gain an understanding of the Earth’s history and future through the study of plate tectonics and major geological events.

Weather, Climate, and Me

7ES

Weather, Climate, and Me provides a means for students to apply their understanding of solar energy to phenomena they observe, hear, and read about.

Weather Watchers

preNGSS-1ES

Weather Watchers unit is taught in 2 quarters to span seasons and increase observations in changes in weather and seasons.

Earth's Land and Water

preNGSS-2ES

After identifying and designing models of landforms and bodies of water, students explore how water exists on Earth in three states and the movement of water on land and through the atmosphere.

Earth and Me

preNGSS-3ES

Students identify earth materials and surface changes and apply their knowledge to natural resources and how humans use natural resources.