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Atmospheric Science Training California Standards and Objectives

The following are descriptions of the California Science Content Standards and California Math Content Standards that are met through the Astro-Venture Atmospheric Science lessons. They are delineated as follows:

CSCS (3) 1g
CSCS California Science Content Standard
(3) Grade
1g Standard

The complete California Science Content Standards

 

CMCS A (K) 1.1
CMCS California Math Content Standard
A Standard Area (Number Sense)
(K) Grade
1.1 Standard

The complete California Math Content Standards

 

  Third Grade
CSCS (3) 1g Students know that when two or more substances are combined, a new substance may be formed with properties that are different from those of the original materials.
   
CSCS (3) 1h Students know all matter is made of small particles called atoms, too small to see with the naked eye.
 

 

 

Fifth Grade

CSCS (5) 1a Students know that during chemical reactions the atoms in the reactants rearrange to form products with different properties.
 

 

CSCS (5) 1b

Students know all matter is made of atoms, which may combine to form molecules.

 

 

CSCS (5) 2g Students know plant and animal cells break down sugar to obtain energy, a process resulting in carbon dioxide and water (respiration).
   
CSCS (5) 6h Students will draw conclusions from scientific evidence and indicate whether further information is needed to support a specific conclusion.
   
  Sixth Grade
CSCS (6) 3d Students know that heat energy is also transferred between objects by radiation (radiation can travel through space).
   
CSCS (6) 7a Students will develop hypothesis.
   
CSCS (6) 7b Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring scales, microscopes, and binoculars) to perform tests, collect data, and display data.
   
CSCS (6) 7d Students will communicate the steps and results from an investigation in written reports and oral presentations.
   
CSCS (6) 7e Students will recognize whether evidence is consistent with a proposed explanation.
   
  Seventh Grade
CSCS (7) 7a Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring scales, microscopes, and binoculars) to perform tests, collect data, and display data.
   
CSCS (7) 7c Students will communicate the logical connection among hypotheses, science concepts, tests conducted, data collected, and conclusions drawn from the scientific evidence.
   
CSCS (7) 7e Students will communicate the steps and results from an investigation in written reports and oral presentations.
   
  Ninth - Twelfth Grades
CSCS (9-12)
Earth Science 4c
Students know the different atmospheric gases that absorb the Earth's thermal radiation and the mechanism and significance of the greenhouse effect.
   
CSCS (9-12)
Earth Science 8a
Students know the thermal structure and chemical composition of the atmosphere.
   
CSCS (9-12)
Earth Sciences 8c
Students know the location of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, its role in absorbing ultraviolet radiation, and the way in which this layer varies both naturally and in response to human activities.
 

 

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Astro-Venture Atmospheric Science meets and addresses the following California standards.

Lesson Number/Title California Science Standards California Math Standards
1: Atmospheric Science Training Module

Meets:
CSCS (5) 6h
CSCS (6) 7a,b,d,e
CSCS (7) 7a,c,e

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2: Building Blocks of Matter

Meets:
CSCS (3) 1h
CSCS (5) 1b

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CSCS (5) 1e,d

Addresses:
CSCS (5) 1g
CSCS (8) 3d,e
CSCS (9-12) Biology 2d

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3: Greenhouse Gases: Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor

Meets:
CSCS (6) 3d
CSCS (9-12) 4c

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CSCS (3) 5c,d,e
CSCS (4) 6b,e,f
CSCS (5) d,e,f,g,h,i
CSCS (6) 7a,b,c,d
CSCS (7) 7a,c,e
CSCS (8) 9a,b,c,e
CSCS (9-12) 8a

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CMCS C (2) 1.3
CMCS C (3) 1.0
CMCS D (4) 1.0

4: The Flow of Matter: Chemical and Conservation of Matter

Meets:
CSCS (3) 1g
CSCS (5) 1a,b

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CSCS (8) 5a,b,c,d

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CMCS C (3) 1.1

5: Oxygen, Oxidation, and Combustion

Meets:
CSCS (5) 2g

Partially Meets:
CSCS (8) 5a,b,c

Addresses:
CSCS (3) 5d,e
CSCS (4) 6e,f
CSCS (5) 2f
CSCS (5) 6f,g,h
CSCS (6) 7a,b,c
CSCS (7) 7a,c
CSCS (8) 9e

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CMCS D (4) 1.0

6: Stratospheric Ozone and Ultraviolet Light

Meets:
CSCS (9-12) 8c

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CSCS (5) 6b,c,h,i
CSCS (6) 7a,b,d
CSCS (7) 7a,c,e
CSCS (8) 5a
CSCS (8) 9a

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7: Nitrogen: The Effects from Properties versus Amount

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CSCS (5) 1a
CSCS (5) 4e
CSCS (8) 5a

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8: Atmospheric Science Conclusion: Summarizing Learning

Meets:
CSCS (3) 1g,h
CSCS (9-12) Earth Sciences 4c
CSCS (9-12) Earth Sciences 8a

Partially Meets:
CSCS (9-12) 8b,c

Addresses:
CSCS (5) 1a
CSCS (8) 5a

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