(3.8) Patterns in Natural Systems
By observing weather changes, students recognize patterns and cycles in weather information. They also understand the relationship between the Sun, Earth, and Moon, as well as the planets that make up the solar system.
The student is expected to observe, measure, record, and compare day-to-day weather changes in different locations at the same time that include air temperature, wind direction, and precipitation.
The student is expected to describe the Sun as a star composed of gases that provides light and heat energy for the water cycle.
The student is expected to construct models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including orbits and positions.
The student is expected to identify the planets in Earth’s solar system and their position in relation to the Sun.