[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) 12 :
12 ) Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information (e.g., weather
maps; diagrams; other visualizations, including radar and computer simulations)
to support the claim that motions and complex interactions of air masses result
in changes in weather conditions.
a. Use various instruments (e.g., thermometers, barometers, anemometers,
wet bulbs) to monitor local weather and examine weather patterns to predict
various weather events, especially the impact of severe weather (e.g., fronts,
hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, ice storms, droughts).
[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.