Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
The Sun’s gravity holds planets and other objects in the solar system in orbit, and planets’ gravity holds moons in orbit.
Lithospheric plates consisting of continents and ocean floors move in response to movements in the mantle.
Earth has a magnetic field that is detectable at the surface with a compass.
Predict what would happen to an orbiting object if gravity were increased, decreased, or taken away.
Successive layers of sedimentary rock and the fossils contained in them tell the factual story of the age, history, changing life forms, and geology of Earth.
Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.
Interpret a representation of a rock layer sequence to establish oldest and youngest layers, geologic events, and changing life forms.
Earth’s current structure has been influenced by both sporadic and gradual events. Changes caused by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions can be observed on a human time scale, but many geological processes, such as mountain building and the shifting of continents, are observed on a geologic time scale.
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
Apply understanding of the motion of lithospheric plates to explain why the Pacific Rim is referred to as the Ring of Fire.