[SC2015] (5) 14 :
14 ) Use a model to represent how any two systems, specifically the atmosphere,
biosphere, geosphere, and/or hydrosphere, interact and support life (e.g.,
influence of the ocean on ecosystems, landform shape, and climate; influence of
the atmosphere on landforms and ecosystems through weather and climate;
influence of mountain ranges on winds and clouds in the atmosphere).
[SC2015] ES6 (6) 13 :
13 ) Use models (e.g., diagrams, maps, globes, digital representations) to
explain how the rotation of Earth and unequal heating of its surface create
patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional
a. Use experiments to investigate how energy from the sun is distributed between Earth's surface and its atmosphere by convection and radiation (e.g., warmer water in a pan rising as cooler water sinks, warming one's hands by a campfire).
[SC2015] ESS (9-12) 15 :
15 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to verify that weather
(e.g., temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, dew point, adiabatic
cooling, condensation, precipitation, winds, ocean currents, barometric
pressure, wind velocity) is influenced by energy transfer within and among the
atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere.
a. Analyze patterns in weather data to predict various systems, including
fronts and severe storms.
b. Use maps and other visualizations to analyze large data sets that
illustrate the frequency, magnitude, and resulting damage from severe weather
events in order to predict the likelihood and severity of future events.