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Science Level 06 Capacity Matrices

Level 06 (Earth Science)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.631 Complex interrelationships exist between Earth's structure and natural processes that over time are both constructive and destructive Capacity Matrix SC.06.631

SC.06.631.01.03 Gather, analyze, and communicate an evidence-based explanation for the complex interaction between Earth's constructive and destructive forces (CAS: 6.3.1.a)

SC.06.631.02.03 Gather, analyze and communicate evidence form text and other sources that explains the formation of Earth's surface features (CAS: 6.3.1.b)

SC.06.631.03.03 Use or create a computer simulation for Earth's changing crust (CAS 6.3.1.c)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.632 Water on Earth is distributed and circulated through oceans, glaciers, rivers, ground water, and the atmosphere Capacity Matrix SC.06.632

SC.06.632.01.03 Gather and analyze data from a variety of print resources and investigations to account for local and world-wide water circulation and distribution patterns (CAS: 6.3.2.a)

SC.06.632.02.03 Use evidence to model how water is transferred throughout the earth (CAS: 6.3.2.b)

SC.06.632.03.03 Identify problems, and propose solutions related to water quality, circulation, and distribution - both locally and worldwide (CAS: 6.3.2.c)

SC.06.632.04.03 Identify the various causes and effects of water pollution in local and world water distributions (6.3.2.d)

SC.06.632.05.03 Describe where water goes after it is used in houses or buildings (CAS: 6.3.2.e)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.725 Multiple lines of evidence show the evolution of organisms over geologic time Capacity Matrix SC.06.725

SC.06.725.01.03 Interpret and analyze data from the fossil record to support a claim that organisms and environments have evolved over time (CAS: 7.2.5.a)

SC.06.725.02.03 Analyze and critique the evidence regarding the causes and effects of a mass extinction event (CAS: 7.2.5.b)

SC.06.725.03.03 Analyze and interpret data that show human evolution (CAS: 7.2.5.c)

SC.06.725.04.03 Use technology to share research findings about the evidence regarding the causes and effects of a mass extinction event (CAS: 7.2.5.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.731 Major geologic events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mid-ocean ridges, and mountain formation are associated with plate boundaries and attributed to plate motions Capacity Matrix SC.06.731

SC.06.731.01.03 Gather, analyze, and communicate data that explains Earth's plates, plate motions, and the results of plate motions (CAS: 7.3.1.a)

SC.06.731.02.03 Identify, interpret, and explain models of plates motions on Earth (CAS: 7.3.1.b)

SC.06.731.03.03 Use maps to locate likely geologic "hot spots", using evidence of earthquakes and volcanic activity (CAS: 7.3.1.c)

SC.06.731.04.03 Use web-based or other technology tools to show connections and patterns in data about tectonic plate boundaries and earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain formation (CAS: 7.3.1.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.732 Geologic time, history, and changing life forms are indicated by fossils and successive sedimentation, folding, faulting, and uplifting of layers of sedimentary rock Capacity Matrix SC.06.732

SC.06.732.01.03 Describe the geologic time scale and why it is used (CAS: 7.3.2.a)

SC.06.732.02.03 Identify and describe the impact of major geologic events on life on Earth (CAS: 7.3.2.b)

SC.06.732.03.03 Identify and describe major events in Earth's geologic history (CAS: 7.3.2.c)

SC.06.732.04.03 Use direct and indirect evidence to determine the sequence of events in geologic time (CAS: 7.3.2.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.831 Weather is a result of complex interactions of Earth's atmosphere, land and water, that are driven by energy from the sun, and can be predicted and described through complex models Capacity Matrix SC.06.831

SC.06.831.01.03 Differentiate between basic and severe weather conditions, and develop an appropriate action plan for personal safety and the safety of others (CAS: 8.3.1.a)

SC.06.831.02.03 Observe and gather data for various weather conditions and compare to historical data for that date and location (CAS: 8.3.1.b)

SC.06.831.03.03 Use models to develop and communicate a weather prediction (CAS: 8.3.1.c)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.832 Earth has a variety of climates defined by average temperature, precipitation, humidity, air pressure, and wind that have changed over time in a particular location Capacity Matrix SC.06.832

SC.06.832.01.03 Develop, communicate and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation to account for Earth's different climates (CAS: 8.3.2.a)

SC.06.832.02.03 Research and evaluate direct and indirect evidence to explain how climates vary from one location to another on Earth (CAS: 8.3.2.b)

SC.06.832.03.03 Examine, evaluate, and question information from a variety of sources and media to investigate how climates vary from one location to another on Earth (CAS: 8.3.2.c)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.833 The solar system is comprised of various objects that orbit the Sun and are classified based on their characteristics Capacity Matrix SC.06.833

SC.06.833.01.03 Construct a scale model of the solar system, and use it to explain the motion of objects in the system such a planets, Sun, Moons, asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets CAS: 8.3.3.a)

SC.06.833.02.03 Describe methods and equipment used to explore the solar system and beyond (CAS: 8.3.3.b)

SC.06.833.03.03 Design an investigation that involves direct observation of objects in the sky, and analyze and explain results (CAS: 8.3.3.c)

SC.06.833.04.03 Research, critique, and communicate scientific theories that explain how the solar system was formed (CAS: 8.3.3.d)

SC.06.833.05.03 Use computer data sets and simulations to explore objects in the solar system (CAS: 8.3.3.e)

SC.06.833.06.03 Recognize that mathematical models are used to predict orbital paths and events (CAS: 8.3.3.f)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.834 The relative positions and motions of Earth, Moon, and Sun can be used to explain observable effects such as seasons, eclipses, and Moon phases Capacity Matrix SC.06.834

SC.06.834.01.03 Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based explanation using relative positions of Earth, Moon, and Sun to explain the following natural phenomenon: 1. Tides 2. Eclipses of the Sun and Moon 3. Different shapes of the Moon as viewed from Earth (CAS: 8.3.4.a)

SC.06.834.02.03 Analyze and interpret data to explain why we have seasons (CAS: 8.3.4.b)

SC.06.834.03.03 Use models to explain the relative motions of Earth, Moon, and Sun over time (CAS: 8.3.4.c)

Measurement Topic: SC.06.641 Nature of Science Capacity Matrix SC.06.641

SC.06.641.01.03 Plan and design a scientific investigation that includes: developing a testable question, researching scientific literature, stating a hypothesis, identifying the independent and the dependent variables, designing a written procedure for a controlled experiment, using an appropriate observation/measurement technique for data collection, and keeping all other conditions constant

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