Environmental Science: Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the interactions of environmental factors (living and non-living) and analyze their impact from a local to a global perspective.
Natural Resources and Human Needs: Recognize and compare how different parts of the world have varying amounts and types of natural resources and how the use of those resources impacts environmental quality.
Identify and describe natural resources as: Land; Fossil Fuels; Forests; Water; Wind; Minerals; Wildlife.
Environmental Issues: Recognize and explain that human-caused changes have consequences for Maryland's environment as well as for other places and future times.
Identify and describe a range of local issues that have an impact on people in other places.
Identify and describe that ecosystems can be impacted by human activities: Protection of the Chesapeake Bay watershed; Resource acquisition and use; Land use decisions (agriculture, mining, and development); Recycling; Use and disposal of toxic substances.