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Topic: Oceanic Heat Budget

Theme: Energy


The student is expected to:

  • describe some interactions that occur in a simple system (*5.5B)
  • define matter and energy (*6.8A)
  • know that complex interactions occur between matter and energy (*6.8 & 8.10)
  • explain and illustrate the interactions between matter and energy in the water cycle (*6.8B)
  • describe how systems may reach an equilibrium (*7.5A)
  • illustrate interactions between matter and energy including specific heat (*8.10A).
  • describe interactions among solar, weather, and ocean systems (*8.10B).

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