Construct scientific arguments to support claims of past changes in climate caused by various factors (such as changes in the atmosphere, variations in solar output, Earth’s orbit, changes in the orientation of Earth’s axis of rotation, or changes in the biosphere).
- Earth’s Atmosphere – Weather and Climate
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of Earth’s atmosphere.
Weather is the condition of the atmosphere at a particular location at a particular time. Weather is primarily determined by the angle and amount (time) of sunlight. Climate is the general weather conditions over a long period of time and is influenced by many factors.