Topic: El Niño
Theme: Change


The student is expected to:

  • identify events and describe changes that occur on a regular basis (*5.6A).
  • identify and describe the changes in position, direction of motion, and speed of an object when acted upon by a force (*6.6A).
  • demonstrate that changes in motion can be measured and graphically represented (*6.6B).
  • collect and analyze information to recognize patterns such as rates of change (*7.4B).
  • describe and predict the impact of different catastrophic events on Earth (*7.14A).
  • relate the role of oceans to climatic changes (*8.12B).
  • identify that change in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individuals and of species (*8.11A).

* Refers to the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for science.