Science, Earth and Space, Performance Standards E Grade 12



By the end of grade twelve, students will:

ENERGY IN THE EARTH SYSTEM

E. 12.1 Using the science themes*, distinguish between internal energies* (decay of radioactive isotopes, gravity) and external energies (sun) in the earth's systems and show* how these sources of energy have an impact on those systems

GEOCHEMICAL CYCLES

E.12.2 Analyze* the geochemical and physical cycles of the earth and use them to describe* movements of matter

THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE EARTH SYSTEM

E.12.3 Using the science themes*, describe* theories of the origins and evolution* of the universe and solar system, including the earth system* as a part of the solar system, and relate* these theories and their implications to geologic time on earth

E.12.4 Analyze* the benefits, costs, and limitations of past, present, and projected use of resources and technology and explain* the consequences to the environment

THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE

E.12.5 Using the science themes*, understand* that the origin of the universe is not completely understood, but that there are current ideas in science that attempt to explain its origin

Content Standard E

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