Ohio: Earth and Space Sciences Grade Level Indicators Access to the Ohio Science Standards in PDF form. 

 
Access the Elementary GLOBE and Ohio Science Standards in PDF format here.
 
Grade Level  Standard

GLOBE Protocol/Activity

NASA Resource

Kindergarten 

ESS

Observing, exploring, describing and comparing weather changes, patterns in the sky and seasonal changes

Protocols: Air temperature, Clouds, Precipitation, Surface Temperature

Source: Do You Know Clouds Have Names

Activities:
1. Cloudscape
2. To Spread or Not to Spread

NASA Wavelength Digital Library:
http://nasawavelength.org
Visible Earth:
http://visibleearth.nasa.gov
Eyes on the Earth-3D
http://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov

Satellites that observe clouds or atmosphere
Aura: Atmosphere composition
http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov
Cloudsat: Structure, composition and effects of clouds on a global basis
http://cloudsat.atmos.colostate.edu
Goes: weather
http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov
GPM: precipitation https://pmm.nasa.gov/gpm
Terra: Global Measurement of atmosphere
http://terra.nasa.gov

Kindergarten

LS

Observing, exploring, describing and comparing living things in Ohio

Protocols: Air Temperature, Surface Temperature

Source: Mystery of the Missing Humming Birds

Activities:
1. All Year Long
2. Honing in on Hummingbirds

NASA Wavelength Digital Library:
http://nasawavelength.org
Educators Guide to NASA Data and Images

SATELLITE:
LANDSAT

http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov
Terra:
http://terra.nasa.gov

 

Grade Level

Standard GLOBE Protocol/Activity NASA Resource

Kindergarten

PS

Observing, exploring, describing and comparing Earth materials

Protocols: Soil temperature,
Surface Temperature, Air Temperature

Source: The Scoop on Soils

Activities:
1. We All Need Soil
2. Getting to Know Soil
3. Soil Treasure Hunt

NASA Wavelength Digital Library:
http://nasawavelength.org

Activities:
1. Soil and My Backyard
2. Earth Systems in a Bottle

SATELLITE:
SMAP

https://smap.jpl.nasa.gov

Grade 1 ESS

The Sun is Earth's source of Energy. The changes in energy that occur to land, air and water

Protocols: Soil temperature,
Surface Temperature,
Air Temperature
Eclipse

Source: Mystery of the Missing Humming Birds

Activity:
All Year Long

NASA Wavelength Digital Library:
http://nasawavelength.org
Activities:
1. Our Very Own Star: The Sun
2. The Source of Energy Lab
3. Eclipse Safety Bulletin
4. Sun as a Star Guide
https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/145908main_Sun.As.A.Star.Guide.pdf
 

SATELLITE:
ISIS

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/iris/index.html

Grade 1 PS Living things have basic needs which are met by obtaining materials from the physical environment. Living things will only live in environments that meet their needs. 

Protocols: Soil temperature,
Surface Temperature,
Air Temperature

Source: All About Earth

Activities:
1. Earth Systems in a Bottle
2. We’re all Connected
3. Earth System Play

NASA Wavelength Digital Library:
http://nasawavelength.org
1. Harnessing the Sun’s Energy
2.The Day Joshua Jumped Too Much https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/docs/ThinkScientifically_1.pdf
Resources for The Day…Too Much
https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/docs/Book1_resources.pdf


SATELLITE:
LANDSAT

http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov
Terra
http://terra.nasa.gov

 

Grade Level Standard GLOBE Protocol/Activity NASA Resource
Grade 2 ESS Focuses on air and water as it relates to weather and weather changes

Protocols:
Air Temperature,
Precipitation

Source: Do You Know Clouds have Names?

Activities:
1. Cloud Fun
2. Cloudscape
3. To Spread or Not to Spread

1. Rain Gauge Activity
https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/lesson-plans/rain-gauge-activity
2. Precipitation Tower
https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/lesson-plans/precipitation-towers
3. Water in the Geosphere
https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/lesson-plans/water-earths-geosphere
4. The Water Cycle animation
https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/videos/water-cycle-animation
 

SATELLITE: GPM
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html

Grade 2 PS Focuses on how ecosystems work by observations of simple interactions between the biotic/living and abiotioc/nonliving parts of an ecosystems. Living things impact the environment in which they interact just as the environment impacts living things in that environment.

Protocols:
Air Temperature,
Surface Temperature,
Soil Temperature,
Precipitation

Source: All About Earth, The World on Stage

Activities:
1. Earth System in a Bottle
2. We Are All Connected
3. Earth System Play

Source: Discoveries at Willow Creek

Activity:
Water Wonders (Water Creatures)

NASA Wavelength Digital Library:
1.Introducing Habitats and Biodiversity https://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/teachersite/BD1.htm
2.The Air We Breathe
https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/62452main_The_Air_We_Breathe.pdf
3. Nature Mapping
https://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/teachersite/BD2.htm
4. Water Wonders
http://bit.ly/2ni2f1b

 

Grade Level Standard GLOBE Protocol/Activity NASA Resource
Grade 3 ESS Focuses on the nonliving resources of air, water, soil, rock and the energy resources.

Protocols:
Air Temperature,
Surface Temperature,
Soil Temperature,
Soil Moisture,
Precipitation

Source: Discoveries at Willow Creed

Activities:
1. Water Wonders (Water Quality)
2. Magnify That

Source:
What’s Up In the Atmosphere?

Activities:
1. Why (Not) So Blue?
2.Up in the Air


NASA Wavelength Digital Library:
http://nasawavelength.org
The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 1
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/fossil-fuels-coal/
The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 2
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/fossil-fuels-oil/
The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 3
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/fossil-fuels-gas/
The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 4
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/fossil-fuels-next/

Rainsticks and Folklore
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/rainstick/
10 Interesting Things About Air
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/10-things-air/
Why is the Ocean Important
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/ocean/

Satellites: Based on the Questions to be Answered
Do Clouds Warm or Cool the Earth?
AQUA, CALIPSO, CLOUDSAT, TERRA
Do Particles in the Air Warm or Cool the Earth?
AURA, TERRA
What is the Precipitation Amount Around the Earth?

Grade 3 PS
Matter has specific properties and different properties are found in all substances on Earth

Protocols:
Air Temperature,
Surface Temperature,
Soil Temperature,
Soil Moisture,
Water Temperature,
Water pH

Source: Discoveries at Willow Creek

Activity:
Magnify That

Source: What’s Up In the
Atmosphere?

Activity:
1.Sky Observers

Source: The Scoop on Soil

Activities:
1. We All Need Soil
2. Getting to Know Soil

NASA Wavelength Digital Library:
http://nasawavelength.org
Uncovering Martian Water (Properties of Water)
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/pdf/lesson_12.pdf
Ice is a Mineral
http://www.messenger-education.org/library/pdf/ice_mineral.pdf
Water in Earth’s Hydrosphere
https://go.nasa.gov/2nN0EUX

 

Grade Four
 
Earth Systems
 
  1. Explain that air surrounds us, takes up space, moves around us as wind, and may be measured as barometric pressure.
  2. Identify how water exists in the air in different forms (e.g., in clouds, fog, rain, snow and hail).
  3. Investigate how water changes from one state to another (e.g., freezing, melting, condensation, evaporation).
  4. Describe weather by measurable quantities such as temperature, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation, and barometric pressure.
  5. Record local weather information on a calendar or map and describe changes over a period of time (e.g., barometric pressure, temperature, precipitation symbols, cloud conditions).
  6. Trace how weather patterns generally move from west to east in the United States.
  7. Describe the weather which accompanies cumulus, cumulonimbus, cirrus and stratus clouds.
Grade Seven
 
Earth Systems
 
  1. Explain that Earth's capacity to absorb and recycle materials naturally (e.g., smoke, smog, sewage) can change the environmental quality depending on the length of time involved (e.g. global warming).
  2. Describe the water cycle and explain the transfer of energy between the atmosphere and hydrosphere.
  3. Make simple weather predictions based on the changing cloud types associated with frontal systems.
  4. Determine how weather observations and measurements are combined to produce weather maps and that data for a specific location at one point in time can be displayed in a station model.
  5. Read a weather map to interpret local, regional and national weather.
  6. Describe the connection between the water cycle and weather-related phenomenon (e.g., tornadoes, floods, droughts, hurricanes).
Grade Eight
 
Earth Systems
 
Use models to analyze the size and shape of Earth, its surface and its interior (e.g., globes, topographic maps, satellite images).
 
Grade Nine
 
Earth Systems
 
  1. Explain the relationships of the oceans to the lithosphere and atmosphere (e.g., transfer of energy, ocean currents, landforms).

Historical Perspectives and Scientific Revolutions

  1. Use historical examples to explain how new ideas are limited by the context in which they are conceived; are often initially rejected by the scientific establishment; sometimes spring from unexpected findings; and usually grow slowly, through contributions from many different investigators (e.g., heliocentric theory and plate tectonics theory).
Grade Ten
 
Earth Systems
 
  1. Explain climate and weather patterns associated with certain geographic locations and features (e.g., tornado alley, tropical hurricanes and lake effect snow).
  2. Describe how organisms on Earth contributed to the dramatic change in oxygen content of Earth's early atmosphere.
 
Historical Perspectives and Scientific Revolutions
 
  1. Describe advances and issues in Earth and space science that have important long-lasting effects on science and society (e.g., geologic time scales, global warming, depletion of resources, exponential population growth).
Grade Eleven
 
Earth Systems
 
  1. Explain heat and energy transfers in and out of the atmosphere and its involvement in weather and climate (radiation, conduction, convection and advection).
  2. Explain the impact of oceanic and atmospheric currents on weather and climate.
  3. Use appropriate data to analyze and predict upcoming trends in global weather patterns (e.g., el Niño and la Niña, melting glaciers and icecaps, changes in ocean surface temperatures).
  4. Explain how interactions among Earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere have resulted in the ongoing changes of the Earth system.
  5. Explain the effects of biomass and human activity on climate (e.g., climatic change, global warming).
  6. Interpret weather maps and their symbols to predict changing weather conditions worldwide (e.g., monsoons, hurricanes and cyclones).
 
Historical Perspectives And Scientific Revolutions
 
  1. Use historical examples to show how new ideas are limited by the context in which they are conceived; are often rejected by the social establishment; sometimes spring from unexpected findings; and usually grow slowly, through contributions from many different  investigators (e.g., global warming, heliocentric theory, theory of continental drift).
  2. Describe advances in earth and space science that have important long-lasting effects on science and society (e.g., global warming, heliocentric theory, plate tectonics theory).