ES-2: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and properties of the universe.
ES-2.3: Summarize the evidence that supports the big bang theory and the expansion of the universe (including the red shift of light from distant galaxies and the cosmic background radiation).
Doppler Shift Advanced
ES-2.5: Classify stars by using the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
ES-3: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the internal and external dynamics of solid Earth.
ES-3.3: Summarize theory of plate tectonics (including the role of convection currents, the action at plate boundaries, and the scientific evidence for the theory).
ES-3.7: Classify minerals and rocks on the basis of their physical and chemical properties and the environment in which they were formed.
ES-3.8: Summarize the formation of ores and fossil fuels and the impact on the environment that the use of these fuels has had.
ES-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of Earth?s atmosphere.
ES-4.4: Attribute global climate patterns to geographic influences (including latitude, topography, elevation, and proximity to water).
Coastal Winds and Clouds
ES-4.7: Summarize the evidence for the likely impact of human activities on the atmosphere (including ozone holes, greenhouse gases, acid rain, and photochemical smog).
ES-4.8: Predict weather conditions and storms (including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornados) on the basis of the relationship among the movement of air masses, high and low pressure systems, and frontal boundaries.
ES-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of Earth?s freshwater and ocean systems.
ES-5.1: Summarize the location, movement, and energy transfers involved in the movement of water on Earth?s surface (including lakes, surface-water drainage basins [watersheds], freshwater wetlands, and groundwater zones).
ES-5.8: Analyze environments to determine possible sources of water pollution (including industrial waste, agriculture, domestic waste, and transportation devices).
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
ES-6: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic relationship between Earth?s conditions over geologic time and the diversity of its organisms.
ES-6.4: Match dating methods (including index fossils, ordering of rock layers, and radiometric dating) with the most appropriate application for estimating geologic time.
Correlation last revised: 5/24/2018