Academic Content Standards
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).
1.B.7: Describe the effects of particulates and gases in the atmosphere including those originating from volcanic activity.
1.C.9: Explain the effects of biomass and human activity on climate (e.g., climatic change, global warming).
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).
1.C.13: Explain how human behavior affects the basic processes of natural ecosystems and the quality of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.
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).
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.
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.
2.E.6: Predict some possible impacts on an ecosystem with the introduction of a non-native species.
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.
2.F.9: Give examples how human activity can accelerate rates natural change and can have unforeseen consequences.
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.
3.E.2: Explain that humans have used unique bonding of carbon atoms to make a variety of molecules (e.g., plastics).
Correlation last revised: 8/29/2016