1: Earth and Space Sciences

1.B: Describe how Earth is made up of a series of interconnected systems and how a change in one system affects other systems.

1.B.2: Analyze how the regular and predictable motions of Earth, Sun and Moon explain phenomena on Earth (e.g., seasons, tides, eclipses and phases of the Moon).

Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D

1.B.7: Describe the effects of particulates and gases in the atmosphere including those originating from volcanic activity.

Greenhouse Effect

1.C: Explain that humans are an integral part of the Earth's system and the choices humans make today impact natural systems in the future.

1.C.9: Explain the effects of biomass and human activity on climate (e.g., climatic change, global warming).

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Greenhouse Effect

1.C.12: Explain ways in which humans have had a major effect on other species (e.g., the influence of humans on other organisms occurs through land use, which decreases space available to other species and pollution, which changes the chemical composition of air, soil and water).

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

1.C.13: Explain how human behavior affects the basic processes of natural ecosystems and the quality of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

1.D: Summarize the historical development of scientific theories and ideas and describe emerging issues in the study of Earth and space sciences.

1.D.16: Describe advances in earth and space science that have important long-lasting effects on science and society (e.g., global warming, heliocentric theory, plate tectonics theory).

DNA Fingerprint Analysis

2: Life Sciences

2.B: Explain how humans are connected to and impact natural systems.

2.B.5: Investigate the impact on the structure and stability of ecosystems due to changes in their biotic and abiotic components as a result of human activity.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

2.D: Relate how biotic and abiotic global changes have occurred in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

2.D.12: Recognize that ecosystems change when significant climate changes occur or when one or more new species appear as a result of immigration or speciation.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

2.E: Explain the interconnectedness of the components of a natural system.

2.E.6: Predict some possible impacts on an ecosystem with the introduction of a non-native species.

Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

2.E.8: Recognize that populations can reach or temporarily exceed the carrying capacity of a given environment. Show that the limitation is not just the availability of space but the number of organisms in relation to resources and the capacity of earth systems to support life.

Food Chain

2.F: Explain how human choices today will affect the quality and quantity of life on earth.

2.F.9: Give examples how human activity can accelerate rates natural change and can have unforeseen consequences.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

3: Physical Sciences

3.D: Apply principles of forces and motion to mathematically analyze, describe and predict the net effects on objects or systems.

3.D.4: Explain how electric motors and generators work (e.g., relate that electricity and magnetism are two aspects of a single electromagnetic force). Investigate that electric charges in motion produce magnetic fields and a changing magnetic field creates an electric field.

Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Induction

3.E: Summarize the historical development of scientific theories and ideas within the study of physical sciences.

3.E.2: Explain that humans have used unique bonding of carbon atoms to make a variety of molecules (e.g., plastics).

Covalent Bonds
Ionic Bonds

Correlation last revised: 8/29/2016

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