Links to National Science Education Standards:
5th grade science: 5.P.3.1 : Explain the effects of the transfer of heat (either by direct contact or at a distance) that occurs between objects at different temperatures. (conduction, convection, radiation).
7th grade science: 7.E.1.5 : Explain the influence of convection, global winds, and the jet stream on weather and climatic conditions.
Earth Science: EEn.1.1.3 : Explain how the sun produces energy which is transferred to the Earth by radiation.
Physical Science: PSc. 3.1.1 : Explain thermal energy and its transfer.