North Carolina Essential Standards Correlations for "Dynamic Earth"


GRADE 6
Science Correlations
6.P.3.1 Energy: Conservation and Transfer Illustrate the transfer of heat energy from warmer objects to cooler ones using examples of conduction, radiation and convection and the effects that may result.
6.P.3.2 Energy: Conservation and Transfer Explain the effects of electromagnetic waves on various materials to include absorption, scattering, and change in temperature.
6.E.1.2 Earth in the Universe Explain why Earth sustains life while other planets do not based on their properties (including types of surface, atmosphere and gravitational force) and location to the Sun.
6.E.2.2 Earth: Systems, Structures and Processes Explain how crustal plates and ocean basins are formed, move and interact using earthquakes, heat flow and volcanoes to reflect forces within Earth.
6.L.2.1 Ecosystems Summarize how energy derived from the Sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within food chains and food webs (terrestrial and aquatic) from producers to consumers to decomposers.
GRADE 7
Science Correlations
7.E.1.1 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Compare the composition, properties and sturcture of Earth's atmosphere to include mixtures of gases and differences in temperature and pressure within layers.
7.E.1.2 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain how the cycling of water in and out of the atmosphere and atmospheric conditions relate to the weather patterns on earth.
7.E.1.3 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain the relationship between the movement of air masses, high and low pressure systems, and frontal boundaries to storms (including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes) and other weather conditions that may result.
7.E.1.5 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain the influence of convection, global winds and the jet stream on weather and climactic conditions.
GRADE 8
Science Correlations
8.P.2.1 Energy: Conservation and Transfer Explain the environmental consequences of the various methods of obtaining, transforming and distributing energy.
8.L.3.3 Ecosystems Explain how the flow of energy within food webs is interconnected with the cycling of matter (including water, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen).
BIOLOGY
Science Correlations
Bio 2.1.1 Ecosystems Analyze the flow of energy and cycling of matter (water, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen) through ecosystems relating the significance of each to maintaining the health and sustainability of an ecosystem.
Bio 2.2.1 Ecosystems Infer how human activities (including population growth, pollution, global warming, burning of fossil fuels, habitat destruction and introduction of nonnative species) may impact the environment.
HIGH SCHOOL EARTH SCIENCES
Science Correlations
EEn.1.1.3 Earth in the Universe Explain how the Sun produces energy that is transferred to Earth by radiation.
EEn.1.1.4 Earth in the Universe Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on Earth.
EEn.2.1.1 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain how the rock cycle, plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes impact the lithosphere.
EEn.2.1.3 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity) and soil formation affect Earth's surface.
EEn.2.3.1 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain how water is an energy agent (currents and heat transfer).
EEn.2.5.1 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Summarize the structure and composition of our atmosphere.
EEn.2.5.2 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain the formation of typical air masses and the weather systems that result from air mass interactions.
EEn.2.5.3 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain how cyclonic storms form based on the interaction of air masses.
EEn.2.6.1 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Differentiate between weather and climate.
EEn.2.6.3 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Analyze the impacts that human activities have on global climate change (such as burning hydrocarbons, greenhouse effect and deforestation).
EEn.2.6.4 Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Attribute changes in Earth systems to global climate change (temperature change, changes in pH of ocean, sea level changes, etc.).
HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Science Correlations
PSc.3.1 Energy: Conservation and Transfer Explain thermal energy and its transfer.
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