High School

Earth's Systems

Feedback in Earth's Systems
Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.

Cycling of Matter in the Earth's Interior
Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.

Interactions of the Hydrologic and Rock Cycles
Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.

Carbon Cycling in Earth's Systems
Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

Coevolution of Life and Earth's Systems
Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth’s systems and life on Earth.