Topic: Oceanic Heat Budget
Theme: Change


The student is expected to:

  • identify events and describe changes that occur on a regular basis such as daily, weekly, lunar, and seasonal cycles (*5.6A).
  • interpret how land forms are the result of a combination of constructive and destructive forces such as plate tectonics.
  • identify forces that shape features of Earth including uplifting, movement of water and volcanic activity (*6.6C).
  • relate the role of oceans to climatic change (*8.12B).
  • predict land features resulting from gradual changes such as mountain building and continental drift (*8.14A).

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