The student is expected to:

  • describe some cyles, structures, and processes that are found in a simple system (*5.5A).

  • explain and illustrate the interactions beween matter/ocean water and energy/heat and wind (*6.8B).

  • explain how the distribution of heat during an El Niño affects the environment (*6.9).

  • identify the role of atmospheric movement in weather change (*6.14C).

  • identify responses in organisms to external stimuli such as the presence or absence of heat during El Niño (*6.12B).

  • describe how the ocean system may reach an equilibrium such as when El Niño occurs (*7.5A).

  • analyze how natural events (such as El Niño) may have contributed to the extinction of some species (8.14C).

* Refers to the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for science.

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