Recognize that some changes of the Earth's surface are due to slow processes such as erosion and weathering, and some changes are due to rapid changes such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
All students will gain an understanding of the structure, dynamics, and geophysical systems of the earth.
Earth’s dynamic systems are made up of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. Interactions among these spheres have resulted in ongoing changes to the system. Some of these changes can be measured on human time scale, but others occur so slowly, that they must be inferred from geological evidence.
Processes that Shape the Earth