Of all the diverse planets and moons in the solar system, earth’s unique physical/chemical characteristics, its position, its atmosphere and its intensity of solar radiation that allows for the existence of liquid water. Water is a unique molecule generating unique properties that influence the earth’s weather (ability to retain heat, melting, boiling, and freezing points). The intensity of radiation from the sun allows water to cycle between liquid and vapor, which supports life as we know it on earth.
- Earth/Space Science
- The universe, earth and all earth systems have undergone change in the past, continue to change in the present and are predicted to continue changing in the future.
Students demonstrate their understanding of Processes and Change over Time within Earth Systems by