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Topic: Oceanic Heat Budget

Theme: Systems and Structures


The student is expected to:

  • identify the significance of the water (hydrologic) cycle (*5.6B).
  • describe some cycles, structures, and processes that are found in a simple system such as the Global Conveyor Belt, hydrologic cycle, etc. (*5.5A)
  • explain and illustrate the interactions between matter and energy in the water cycle (*6.8B)
  • relate the role of the ocean to climatic changes (*8.12B).

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