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Earth Science

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. HS.1S.C1.PO2: I can develop questions from observations that transition into testable hypotheses.

  2. HS.1S.C1.PO4: I can predict the outcome of an investigation based on prior evidence, probability, and/or modeling.

  3. HS.1S.C2.PO1: I can demonstrate safe and ethical procedures and behavior in all science inquiries.

  4. HS.1S.C2.PO2: I can identify the resources needed to conduct an investigation.

  5. HS.1S.C2.PO3: I can design an appropriate protocol for testing a hypothesis.

  6. HS.1S.C2.PO4: I can conduct a scientific investigation that is based on a research design.

  7. HS.1S.C2.PO5: I can record observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using tools such as journals, charts, graphs, and computers.

  8. HS.6S.C3.PO1: I can describe the scientific theory of the origin of the solar system.

  9. HS.6S.C3.PO2: I can describe the characteristics, location, and motions of the various kinds of objects in our solar system.

  10. HS.6S.C3.PO3: I can explain the phases of the moon, eclipsis, and the interaction of the sun, moon and earth.

  11. HS.6S.C4.PO1: I can describe the Big Bang Theory as an explanation for the origin of the universe.

  12. HS.6S.C4.PO2: I can describe the fusion process that takes place in stars.

  13. HS.6S.C4.PO3: I can analyze the evolution of various types of stars using the Hertzprung-Russell (HR) diagram.

  14. HS.6S.C4.PO4: I can compare the evolution of stars of different masses.

  15. HS.6S.C4.PO5: I can explain the formation of the light elements in stars and the heavier elements in supernova explosions.

  16. HS.6S.C4.PO6: I can explain the evolution and life cycles of galaxies.

Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. HS.2S.C1.PO1: I can describe how human curiosity and needs have influenced science, impacting the quality of life worldwide.

  2. HS.3S.C2.PO1: I can analyze the costs, benefits, and risks of various ways of dealing with needs or problems.

  3. HS.3S.C2.PO4: I can analyze the use of renewable and nonrenewable resources in Arizona.

  4. HS.6S.C1.PO1: I can identify ways materials are cycled within the earth system.

  5. HS.6S.C1.PO3: I can explain how the rock cycle is related to plate tectonics.

  6. HS.6S.C1.PO4: I can demonstrate how the hydrosphere links the biosphere and lithosphere.

  7. HS.6S.C1.PO6: I can analyze methods of reclamation and conservation of water.

  8. HS.6S.C1.PO7: I can explain how the geochemical processes are responsible for the concentration of economically valuable minerals and ores in Arizona and worldwide.

  9. HS.6S.C2.PO1: I can describe the flow of energy to and from the Earth.

  10. HS.6S.C2.PO2: I can explain the mechanisms of heat transfer land masses.

  11. HS.6S.C2.PO7: I can analyze the seismic evidence used to determine the structure of the Earth.

  12. HS.6S.C2.PO8: I can describe how radioactive decay maintains the Earth's internal temperature.

  13. HS.6S.C3.PO4: I can interpret a geologic time scale.

  14. HS.6S.C3.PO5: I can distinguish between relative and absolute geologic dating techniques.

  15. HS.6S.C3.PO6: I can investigate scientific theories of how life originated on Earth.

  16. HS.6S.C3.PO7: I can describe how life on Earth has influenced the evolution of the Earth's systems.

  17. HS.6S.C3.PO8: I can sequence major events in the Earth's evolution using relative and absolute dating data.

  18. HS.6S.C3.PO9: I can analyze patterns in the fossil record related to the theory of organic evolution.

Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. HS.6S.C1.PO2: I can demonstrate how dynamic processes such as weathering, erosion, sedimentation, metamorphism, and orogenesis relate to redistribution of materials within the earth system.

  2. HS.6S.C1.PO5: I can describe factors that impact current and future water quantity and quality including surface, ground, and local water issues.

  3. HS.6S.C2.PO4: I can demonstrate the relationship between the Earth's internal convective heat flow and plate tectonics.

  4. HS.6S.C2.PO5: I can demonstrate the relationships among earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain ranges, mid-oceanic ridges, deep sea trenches, and tectonic plates.

  5. HS.6S.C2.PO6: I can distinguish among seismic S, P, and surface waves.

Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. HS.2S.C1.PO3: I can analyze how specific changes in science have affected society.

  2. HS.6S.C2.PO10: I can demonstrate the effect of the Earth's rotation on the movement of water and air.

  3. HS.6S.C2.PO11: I can describe the origin, life cycle, and behavior of weather systems.

  4. HS.6S.C2.PO12: I can describe the conditions that cause severe weather.

  5. HS.6S.C2.PO13: I can propose appropriate safety measures that can be taken in preparation for severe weather.

  6. HS.6S.C2.PO14: I can analyze how weather is influenced by both natural and artificial earth features.

  7. HS.6S.C2.PO15: I can list the factors that determine climate.

  8. HS.6S.C2.PO16: I can explain the causes and/or effects of climate changes over long periods of time.

  9. HS.6S.C2.PO17: I can investigate the effects of acid rain, smoke, volcanic dust, urban development, and greenhouse gases, on climate change over various periods of time.

  10. HS.6S.C2.PO3: I can distinguish between weather and climate.

  11. HS.6S.C2.PO9: I can explain the effect of heat transfer on climate and weather.

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