Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
The planet’s systems interact over scales that range from microscopic to global in size. These interactions have shaped Earth’s history and will determine its future.
Animals are able to use their perceptions and memories to guide their actions.
Water’s movements—both on the land and underground—cause weathering and erosion, which change the land’s surface features and create underground formations.
Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and sea floor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
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Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.
Substances react chemically in characteristic ways. In a chemical process, the atoms that make up the original substances are regrouped into different molecules, and these new substances have different properties from those of the reactants. The total number of each type of atom is conserved, and thus the mass does not change.