North Carolina Essential Standards Correlations for "Carolina Skies"


Upper Elementary

GRADE 3
Science Correlations
3.E.1.1 Earth in the Universe Recognize that the earth is part of a system called the solar system that includes the sun (a star), planets and many moons and the earth is the third planet from the sun.
3.E.1.2 Earth in the Universe Recognize that changes in the length and direction of an object's shadow indicate the apparent changing position of the Sun during the day although patterns of the stars in the sky, to include the Sun, stay the same.
Information and Technology Correlations
3.SI.1.1 Sources of Information Classify various types of resources as appropriate or inappropriate for purposes.
3.SI.1.2 Sources of Information Classify resources as reliable or not reliable.
3.TT.1.1 Technology as a Tool Use a variety of technology tools to gather data and information.
GRADE 4
Science Correlations
4.P.3.2 Energy: Conservation and Transfer Recognize that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another, and that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed.
4.E.1.1 Earth in the Universe Explain the cause of day and night based on the rotation of Earth on its axis.
4.E.1.2 Earth in the Universe Explain the monthly changes in the appearance of the Moon, based on the Moon's orbit around Earth.
Information and Technology Correlations
4.SI.1.1 Sources of Information Use various types of resources to gather information.
4.SI.1.2 Sources of Information Use relevant sources of information for an assigned task.
4.SI.1.3 Sources of information Use reliable sources of information.
4.TT.1.1 Technology as a Tool Use a variety of technology tools to gather data and information.

Middle and High School

GRADE 6
Science Correlations
6.P.1.2 Forces and Motion Compare the properties of waves to the wavelike property of energy in earthquakes, light and sound.
6.E.1.1 Earth in the Universe Explain how the relative motion and position of the sun, Earth and moon affect the seasons, tides, phases of the moon, and eclipses.
6.E.1.2 Earth in the Universe Explain why Earth sustains life while other planets do not based on their properties (including types of surface, atmosphere and gravitational force) and location to the Sun.
6.E.1.3 Earth in the Universe Summarize space exploration and the understandings gained from them.
Information and Technology Correlations
6.SI.1.1 Sources of Information Analyze resources in terms of their reliablity (which can be determined by currency, credibility, or authority depending on the topic or purpose).
6.TT.1.1 Technology as a Tool Select appropriate technology tools to gather data and information.
GRADE 8
Science Correlations
Major Concepts Earth, the Moon, orbits, seasons and the Sun.
Information and Technology Correlations
8.SI.1.1 Sources of Information Evaluate resources for reliability (reliability can be determined by currency, credibility, authority, etc. depending on the curriculum topic).
8.SI.1.2 Sources of Information Evaluate content for relevance to the assigned task.
8.SI.1.3 Sources of information Evaluate resources for point of view, bias, values, or intent of information.
HIGH SCHOOL EARTH SCIENCES
Science Correlations
EEn.1.1.1 Earth in the Universe Explain Earth's motion through space, including precession, nutation, the barycenter, and its path about the galaxy.
EEn.1.1.2 Earth in the Universe Explain how Earth's rotation and revolution about the Sun affect its shape and is related to seasons and tides.
EEn.1.1.3 Earth in the Universe Explain how the Sun produces energy which is transferred to the Earth by radiation.
EEn. 1.1.4 Earth in the Universe Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on Earth.
Information and Technology Correlations
HS.SI.1.1 Sources of Information Evaluate resources for reliability. (Reliability can be determined by currency, credibility, authority, etc. depending on the curriculum topic).
HS.SI.1.2 Sources of Information Evaluate resources for point of view, bias, values, or intent of information.
HS.TT.1.1 Technology as a Tool Use appropriate technology tools and other resources to access information (multi-database search engines, online primary resources, virtual interviews with content experts).
HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Science Correlations
Major concepts Earth, the Moon, orbits, seasons and the Sun.
Information and Technology Correlations
HS.SI.1.1 Sources of Information Evaluate resources for reliability. (Reliability can be determined by currency, credibility, authority, etc. depending on the curriculum topic).
HS.SI.1.2 Sources of Information Evaluate resources for point of view, bias, values, or intent of information.
HS.TT.1.1 Technology as a Tool Use appropriate technology tools and other resources to access information (multi-database search engines, online primary resources, virtual interviews with content experts).
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