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Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe.

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High School (9-12)
Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.

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High School (9-12)
Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.

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High School (9-12)
Evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks.

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High School (9-12)
Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth’s formation and early history.

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High School (9-12)
Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.

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High School (9-12)
Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.

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High School (9-12)
Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.

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High School (9-12)
Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.

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High School (9-12)
Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.

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Grade: 
High School (9-12)