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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.

Performance Expectation

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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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Grade: 
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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Grade: 
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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Grade: 
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)
Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

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Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth’s systems and life on Earth.

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Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.

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High School (9-12)
Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.*

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Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)