STANDARD 1 Analysis, Inquiry, and Design Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
KEY IDEA 2:Beyond the use of reasoning and consensus, scientific inquiry involves the testing of pro- posed explanations involving the use of conventional techniques and procedures and usu- ally requiring considerable ingenuity.
- S2.1 Use conventional techniques and those of their own design to make further obser- vations and refine their explanations, guided by a need for more information.
- S2.1a Demonstrate appropriate safety techniques
- S2.1b Conduct an experiment designed by others
- S2.1c Design and conduct an experiment to test a hypothesis use appropriate tools and conventional techniques to solve problems about the natural world, including: measuring, observing, describing, classifying, sequencing
STANDARD 4: The Physical SettingStudents will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
KEY IDEA 2: Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among components of air, water, andland.PERFORMANCE INDICATOR
- 2.2 Describe volcano and earthquake patterns, the rock cycle, and weather and climate changes.
- 2.2i Weather describes the conditions of the atmosphere at a given location for a short period of time.
- 2.2l Air masses form when air remains nearly stationary over a large section of Earth’s surface and takes on the conditions of temperature and humidity from that location. Weather conditions at a location are determined primarily by temperature, humidity, and pressure of air masses over that location.
- 2.2m Most local weather condition changes are caused by movement of air masses.
- 2.2n Themovementofairmassesisdeterminedbyprevailingwindsandupperaircurrents.
- 2.2o Fronts are boundaries between air masses. Precipitation is likely to occur at these boundaries.
- 2.2p High-pressure systems generally bring fair weather. Low-pressure systems usually bring cloudy, unstable conditions. The general movement of highs and lows is from west to east across the United States.