1.1.a: Determine the motion of a star relative to Earth based on a red or blue shift in the wavelength of light from the star.
1.1.b: Explain how evidence of red and blue shifts is used to determine whether the universe is expanding or contracting.
1.1.c: Describe the big bang theory and the red shift evidence that supports this theory.
1.2.e: Compare the life cycle of the sun to the life cycle of other stars.
2.2.a: Observe and list abiotic factors (e.g., temperature, water, nutrients, sunlight, pH, topography) in specific ecosystems.
2.2.b: Observe and list biotic factors (e.g., plants, animals, organic matter) that affect a specific ecosystem (e.g., wetlands, deserts, aquatic).
2.2.d: Explain that energy enters the vast majority of Earth's ecosystems through photosynthesis, and compare the path of energy through two different ecosystems.
2.2.e: Analyze interactions within an ecosystem (e.g., water temperature and fish species, weathering and water pH).
2.3.b: Compare the diversity of life in various biomes specific to number of species, biomass, and type of organisms.
3.1.b: Compare the movement and results of movement along convergent, divergent, and transform plate boundaries.
3.1.c: Relate the location of earthquakes and volcanoes to plate boundaries.
3.2.c: Model the movement and interaction of plates.
3.2.d: Relate the movement and interaction of plates to volcanic eruptions, mountain building, and climate changes.
3.2.e: Predict the effects of plate movement on other Earth systems (e.g., volcanic eruptions affect weather, mountain building diverts waterways, uplift changes elevation that alters plant and animal diversity, upwelling from ocean vents results in changes in biomass).
4.2.a: Describe the physical dynamics of the oceans (e.g., wave action, ocean currents, El Nino, tides).
4.2.b: Determine how physical properties of oceans affect organisms (e.g., salinity, depth, tides, temperature).
5.1.a: Trace movement of a carbon atom from the atmosphere through a plant, animal, and decomposer, and back into the atmosphere.
5.1.d: Research ways the biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere interact with the atmosphere (e.g., volcanic eruptions putting ash and gases into the atmosphere, hurricanes, changes in vegetation).
5.2.c: Compare the rate at which CO2 is put into the atmosphere to the rate at which it is removed through the carbon cycle.
6.1.d: Demonstrate how absorbed solar energy eventually leaves the Earth system as heat radiating to space.
6.2.a: Describe the difference between climate and weather, and how technology is used to monitor changes in each.
6.2.b: Describe the effect of solar energy on the determination of climate and weather (e.g., El Nino, solar intensity).
6.2.e: Relate how weather patterns are the result of interactions among ocean currents, air currents, and topography.
Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017