Earth Science Outcomes

Earth/Environmental Science Outcomes

S. Morris - PASS

Outcome 1: Earth in the Universe

EEn.1.1 Students will be able to explain the Earth’s role as a body in space.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.1.1.1) I can explain the Earth’s motion through space, including precession, nutation, the barycenter, and its path about the galaxy.

P2: (EEn.1.1.2) I can explain how the Earth’s rotation and revolution about the Sun affect its shape and is related to seasons and tides.

P3: (EEn.1.1.3) I can explain how the sun produces energy which is transferred to the Earth by radiation.

P4: (EEn.1.1.4) I can explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on Earth.

Outcome 2: Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: The Lithosphere

EEn.2.1 Students will be able to explain how processes and forces affect the lithosphere.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.2.1.1) I can explain how the rock cycle, plate tectonics, volcanoes, and earthquakes impact the lithosphere.

P2: (EEn.2.1.2) I can predict the locations of volcanoes, earthquakes, and faults based on information contained in a variety of maps.

P3: (EEn.2.1.3) I can explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water, and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface.

P4: (EEn.2.1.4) I can explain the probability of and preparation for geohazards such as landslides, avalanches, earthquakes, and volcanoes in a particular area based on available data.

Outcome 3: Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: The Lithosphere

EEn.2.2 Students will be able to understand how human influences impact the lithosphere.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.2.2.1) I can explain the consequences of human activities on the lithosphere (such as mining, deforestation, agriculture, overgrazing, urbanization, and land use) past and present.

P2: (EEn.2.2.2) I can compare the various methods humans use to acquire traditional energy sources (such as peat, coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear fission, and wood.)

Outcome 4: Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: The Hydrosphere

EEn.2.3 Students will be able to explain the structure and processes with the hydrosphere.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.2.3.1) I can explain how water is an energy agent (currents and heat transfer).

P2: (EEn.2.3.2) I can explain how ground water and surface water interact.

 

Outcome 5: Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: The Hydrosphere

EEn.2.4 Student will be able to evaluate how humans use water.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.2.4.1) I can evaluate human influences on freshwater availability.

P2: (EEn.2.4.2) I can evaluate human influences on water quality in North Carolina’s river basins, wetlands, and tidal environments.

Outcome 6: Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: The Atmosphere

EEn.2.5 Student will be able to understand the structure and processes within our atmosphere.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.2.5.1) I can summarize the structure and composition of our atmosphere.

P2: (EEn.2.5.2) I can explain the formation of typical air masses and the weather systems that result from air mass interactions.

P3: (EEn.2.5.3) I can explain how cyclonic storms form based on the interaction of air masses.

P4: (EEn.2.5.4) I can predict the weather using available weather maps and data (including surface, upper atmospheric winds, and satellite imagery)

P5: (EEn.2.5.5) I can explain how human activities affect air quality.

Outcome 7: Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: The Atmosphere

EEn.2.6 Student will be able to analyze global climate change over time.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.2.6.1) I can differentiate between weather and climate.

P2: (EEn.2.6.2) I can explain changes in global climate due to natural processes.

P3: (EEn.2.6.3) I can analyze the impacts that human activities have on global climate change (such as burning hydrocarbons, greenhouse effect, and deforestation).

P4: (EEn.2.6.4) I can attribute changes in Earth systems to global climate change (temperature change, changes in pH of ocean, sea level changes, etc.)

Outcome 8: Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: The Biosphere

EEn.2.7 Student will be able to explain how the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere individually and collectively affect the biosphere.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.2.7.1) I can explain how abiotic and biotic factors interact to create the various biomes in North Carolina.

P2: (EEn.2.7.2) I can explain why biodiversity is important to the biosphere.

P3: (EEn.2.7.3) I can explain how human activities impact the biosphere.

 

Outcome 9: The Environment and Sustainability

EEn.2.8 Student will be able to evaluate human behaviors is terms of how likely they are to ensure the ability to live sustainably on Earth.

Guiding Idea:

P1: (EEn.2.8.1) I can evaluate alternative energy technologies for use in North Carolina.

P2: (EEn.2.8.2) I can critique conventional and sustainable agriculture and aquaculture practices in terms of their environmental impacts.

P3: (EEn.2.8.3) I can explain the effects of uncontrolled population growth on the Earth’s resources.

P4: (EEn.2.8.4) I can evaluate the concept of “reduce, reuse, recycle” in terms of impact on natural resources.

 

revised 9/1/16 SAM

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