Earth Science 0501
Standard V-Objective 1: Earth’s Interacting Spheres
Standard 5: Students will understand how Earth science interacts with society.
Objective 1: Characterize Earth as a changing and complex system of interacting spheres.
I Can Statements
a. I can illustrate how energy flowing and matter cycling within Earth’s biosphere, geosphere,
atmosphere, and hydrosphere give rise to processes that shape Earth.
b. I can explain how Earth’s systems are dynamic and continually react to natural and human caused changes.
c. I can explain how technological advances lead to increased human knowledge (e.g., satellite
imaging, deep sea ocean probes, seismic sensors, weather radar systems) and ability to predict how changes affect Earth’s systems.
d. I can design and conduct an experiment that investigates how Earth’s biosphere, geosphere,
atmosphere, or hydrosphere reacts to human-caused change.
e. I can research and report on how scientists study feedback loops to inform the public about
Earth’s interacting systems.
|Learning Activity||Technology||Application Lab||Inquiry Lab||Discussion||Audio-Visual||Reading/ Writing||Students Teach||Demonstration|
|Earth Systems Core Tracker|
|Intro to Feedback Loops||X||X|
|How Wolves Change Rivers||X|
|A Year Without Summer||X|
|Elk Feedback Loop||X|