EXPLORE! Solar System
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Weather Stations: Winds

Correlations to National Science Education Standards

Grades K–4
Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Objects in the Sky

  • The Sun, Moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.

Changes in the Earth and Sky

  • Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. Weather can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.

Grades 5–8

Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Structure of the Earth System

  • Global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather.
  • The Sun is the major source of energy for phenomena on Earth's surface, such as growth of plants, winds, ocean currents, and the water cycle.



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