VA.3. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning
EARTH PATTERNS, CYCLES, AND CHANGE
3.9. The student will investigate and understand the water cycle and its relationship to life on Earth. Key concepts include
3.9.b) The energy from the sun drives the water cycle.
3.9.c) The water cycle involves several processes.
3.9.d) Water is essential for living things.
3.10. The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species. Key concepts include
3.10.c) The effects of fire, flood, disease, and erosion on organisms.
INTERRELATIONSHIPS IN EARTH/SPACE SYSTEMS
3.7. The student will investigate and understand the major components of soil, its origin, and its importance to plants and animals including humans. Key concepts include
3.7.d) Soil is a natural resource and should be conserved.