Essential Principle 2: Correlation to Standards and Curriculum Connections


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This article aligns the concepts of Essential Principle 2 of the Climate Sciences to the K-5 content standards of the National Science Education Standards. The author also identifies common misconceptions about heat and the greenhouse gases effect and offers resources for assessing students' understanding of interactions among components of the Earth system. This article continues the examination of the climate sciences and climate literacy on which the online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is structured. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 6

    Topics: Life Sciences, Physics, Weather, Climate & Atmosphere, Experimentation and the Scientific Method, History-Social Science, Geology & the Dynamic Earth, Light, Sound & Other Waves, Instructional Strategies, Earth's Resources, Nuclear Energy, States of Matter (solids, liquids, gases), Professional Development, Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Earth & Space Science, Energy & Work, Ecology & Ecosystems, Heat & Thermodynamics, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Current Science, Our Solar System, Education, Child Development & Family Services, Chemistry

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