6.ESS2. Earth’s Systems
6.ESS2.1. Gather evidence to justify that oceanic convection currents are caused by the sun’s transfer of heat energy and differences in salt concentration leading to global water movement.
6.ESS2.2. Diagram convection patterns that flow due to uneven heating of the earth.
6.ESS2.3. Construct an explanation for how atmospheric flow, geographic features, and ocean currents affect the climate of a region through heat transfer.
6.ESS2.4. Apply scientific principles to design a method to analyze and interpret the impact of humans and other organisms on the hydrologic cycle.
6.ESS2.5. Analyze and interpret data from weather conditions, weather maps, satellites, and radar to predict probable local weather patterns and conditions.
6.ESS2.6. Explain how relationships between the movement and interactions of air masses, high and low pressure systems, and frontal boundaries result in weather conditions and severe storms.