South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.5.E. EARTH SCIENCE: CHANGES IN LANDFORMS AND OCEANS
5.E.3. The student will demonstrate an understanding of how natural processes and human activities affect the features of Earth’s landforms and oceans.
5.E.3A. Conceptual Understanding: Some of the land on Earth is located above water and some is located below the oceans. The downhill movement of water as it flows to the ocean shapes the appearance of the land. There are patterns in the location and structure of landforms found on the continents and those found on the ocean floor.
Students who demonstrate this understanding can:
5.E.3A.2. Develop and use models to describe and compare the characteristics and locations of the landforms on continents with those on the ocean floor (including the continental shelf and slope, the mid-ocean ridge, the rift zone, the trench, and the abyssal plain).