2: Develop an understanding of the history and evolution of the universe and Earth.

2.d: Summarize the early evolution of the Earth, including the formation of Earth?s solid layers (e.g., core, mantle, crust), the distribution of major elements, the origin of internal heat sources, and the initiation of plate tectonics.

2.d.1: How the decay of radioactive isotopes is used to determine the age of rocks, Earth, and the solar system


3: Discuss factors which are used to explain the geological history of Earth.

3.a: Develop an understanding of how plate tectonics create certain geological features, materials, and hazards.

3.a.1: Plate tectonic boundaries (e.g., divergent, convergent, and transform)

Plate Tectonics

3.a.2: Modern and ancient geological features to each kind of plate tectonic boundary

Plate Tectonics

4: Demonstrate an understanding of Earth systems relating to weather and climate.

4.a: Explain the interaction of Earth Systems that affect weather and climate.

4.a.1: Latitudinal variations in solar heating

Seasons Around the World

5: Apply an understanding of ecological factors to explain relationships between Earth systems.

5.a: Draw conclusions about how life on Earth shapes Earth systems and responds to the interaction of Earth systems (lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere).

5.a.2: Distribution of biomes (e.g., terrestrial, freshwater, and marine) to climate regions through time

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

5.a.3: Geochemical and ecological processes (e.g., rock, hydrologic, carbon, nitrogen) that interact through time to cycle matter and energy, and how human activity alters the rates of these processes (e.g., fossil fuel formation and combustion, damming and channeling of rivers)

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

5.b: Interpret the record of shared ancestry (fossils), evolution, and extinction as related to natural selection.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks - Metric

5.c: Identify the cause and effect relationships of the evolutionary innovations that most profoundly shaped Earth systems.

5.c.1: Photosynthesis and the atmosphere

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis Lab

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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