2: Space

2.1: Give examples of technology that has been used over the last 2,000 years to gather evidence and increase our understanding of the universe. Explain how this understanding has undergone major changes due to the use of important instruments, such as refracting and reflecting telescopes, space telescopes (Hubble), spectrometers, and robotic and human explorers.

Star Spectra

4: Earth Structures

4.1: Describe the role that gravity played in the formation of the solar system, its star and its planets, and how they continue to move under its influence. Describe geological evidence that early earth was very different from present-day earth. Explain how scientists have determined the age of the earth and its geologic history by first using relative dating methods and then more specifically by using radioactive dating methods.


5: Earth Structures

5.1: Use the theory of plate tectonics to describe how the earth?s surface has been shaped over time. Explain how information on continental drift, the fossil record, and paleomagnetic records of seafloor spreading support the theory of plate tectonics. Explain how the rock cycle enables us to understand the creation, breakdown and transformation of the various materials that make up the crust of the earth.

Plate Tectonics

7: Earth Systems

7.1: Recognize that climate is the average of all weather events for an area and describe how climate is affected by the topography and geography of a region. Understand that both weather and climate involve the transfer of energy throughout the atmosphere. Describe the processes that drive climate change, and how climate changes affect plants, people and other animals. Explain how changes in weather can be forecasted from knowledge of how weather systems develop.

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Weather Maps

8: Earth Systems

8.1: Trace how elements move through the solid earth, atmosphere, and oceans in cycles such as the water cycle, carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle. Describe how solar heating and other thermal processes lead to the distribution of Earth?s water in liquid, vapor and solid phases. Describe the contribution of earth?s rotation, gravity, climate distributions, and weather systems to the distribution of water over the earth.

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle
Coastal Winds and Clouds

Correlation last revised: 5/11/2018

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