E: Earth Science

E.1: Earth's Place in the Universe

E.1.1: Earth-based and space-based astronomy reveal the structure, scale and changes in stars, galaxies and the universe over time.

E.1.1.4: The sun is a typical star and is powered by nuclear reactions, primarily the fusion of hydrogen to form helium.

H-R Diagram

E.2: Dynamic Earth Processes

E.2.1: Plate tectonics operating over geologic time has changed the patterns of land, sea and mountains on Earth's surface.

E.2.1.1: Features of the ocean floor, as well as the shape and rock composition of the major plates, provide evidence of plate tectonics.

Plate Tectonics

E.3: Energy in the Earth System

E.3.1: Energy enters the Earth system primarily as solar radiation and eventually escapes as heat.

E.3.1.2: Some of the solar radiation is reflected back into the atmosphere and some is absorbed by matter and photosynthetic processes.

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis Lab

E.3.1.4: The greenhouse effect may cause climatic changes.

Greenhouse Effect

E.3.3: Climate is the long-term average of a region's weather and depends on many factors.

E.3.3.2: Latitude, elevation, topography, proximity to large bodies of water, and cold or warm ocean currents affect the climate.

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Seasons Around the World

E.4: Biogeochemical Cycles

E.4.1: Each element on Earth moves among reservoirs which exist in the solid earth, in oceans, in the atmosphere, and within and among organisms as part of biogeochemical cycles.

E.4.1.2: Carbon cycles through the reservoirs of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere.

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

Correlation last revised: 5/9/2018

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