CURRENT GPS STANDARDS:
S6e2: Students will understand the effects of the relative positions of the earth, moon, and sun.
c.Relate tilt of the earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on climate.
S6e4:Understand how the distribution of land and oceans affect climate and weather
a.Demonstrate that land and water lose heat at different rates and explain effects on weather patterns
b. Relate unequal heating of land and water surfaces to form large global wind systems and weather eventssuch as tornadoes and thunderstorms
c. Relate how moisture from oceans affect weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes
S6e6: Students will describe varioys sources of energy with their uses and conservation
a. Explain the role of the sun as the major source of energy and its relationship to wind and water energy