Middle School DCI: Earth and Space Science
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Correlation last revised: 5/2/2018