SC.O.ES.2: Students will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories and models as delineated in the objectives. demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth/environmental science and astronomy. apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences.

SC.O.ES.2.2: analyze seismic, density, gravity, and magnetic data to explain the structure of the earth.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Density Laboratory
 Density via Comparison
 Determining Density via Water Displacement

SC.O.ES.2.4: analyze radiometric dating and rock and fossil evidence to determine the age of substances.

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

SC.O.ES.2.5: use chemical and physical properties to distinguish between common minerals and explain their economic uses.

 Mineral Identification

SC.O.ES.2.9: predict geologic activity associated with specific plate boundaries and interactions.

 Plate Tectonics

SC.O.ES.2.10: analyze modern and historical seismic information to determine epicenter location and magnitude of earthquakes.

 Earthquake - Determination of Epicenter
 Earthquake - Recording Station
 Plate Tectonics

SC.O.ES.2.11: evaluate current explanations for mechanisms, which drive the motion of plates (convection, slab-pull, plate push).

 Plate Tectonics

SC.O.ES.2.12: relate the effect of degradation and tectonic forces on the earth?s surface features, i.e.,

SC.O.ES.2.12.a: weathering,

 Plate Tectonics

SC.O.ES.2.12.b: physical features of the ocean floor,

 Plate Tectonics

SC.O.ES.2.12.c: life with the oceans.

 Plate Tectonics

SC.O.ES.2.13: construct and/or interpret information on topographic maps.

 Building Topographical Maps
 Reading Topographical Maps

SC.O.ES.2.15: compare and contrast characteristics of the various oceans, including their lateral and vertical motions.


SC.O.ES.2.16: analyze the evolution of the ocean floor including ocean crust, sedimentation, active and passive continental margins.

 Plate Tectonics

SC.O.ES.2.18: investigate to explain heat transfer in the atmosphere and its relationship to meteorological processes (e.g., pressure, winds, evaporation, condensation, or precipitation).

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Hurricane Motion

SC.O.ES.2.20: use meteorological evidence and weather maps (including air masses, wind, barometric pressure, and temperature data) to forecast weather.

 Hurricane Motion
 Weather Maps

SC.O.ES.2.21: examine global change over time, i.e.,

SC.O.ES.2.21.b: global warming,

 Greenhouse Effect

SC.O.ES.2.22: apply Newton?s Law of Universal Gravitation to the motion of celestial objects to explain phenomenon observed in the sun-earth-moon system.


SC.O.ES.2.23: analyze several origin theories of the solar system and universe and use them to explain the celestial bodies and their movements.

 Solar System Explorer

SC.O.ES.2.27: evaluate the potential conflicts, which arise between societal reliance on natural resources and the need to act as responsible stewards to reclaim the earth, including disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

 Water Pollution

SC.O.ES.2.28: research alternative energy sources and evaluate the ecological, environmental and economic cost-benefit ratio.

 Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 3/29/2010

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