DE.5. Earth's Dynamic Systems
5.2. Interactions Throughout Earth's Systems
Enduring Understanding: Earth's components form systems. These systems continually interact at different rates of time, affecting the Earth locally and globally.
5.2.E. Some Earth events such as El Nino, volcanism and global warming can affect the entire Earth system and are likely the result of complex interactions among Earth spheres. (Level: Compact)
5.2.G. The climate at a location on Earth is the result of several interacting variables such as latitude, altitude and/or proximity to water. (Level: Essential)
5.2.I. Ocean currents, global winds, and storm systems, redistribute heat energy on Earth's surface and therefore affect weather and long-term climatic patterns of a region. (Level: Essential)
8.1. Interactions within the Environment
Enduring Understanding: Organisms and their environments are interconnected. Changes in one part of the system will affect other parts of the system.
8.1.C. The Delaware Estuary is a semi-enclosed tidal body of water with a free connection to the ocean. This richly productive system, including the associated marshes, provides a variety of habitats for diverse species. This system is biologically and economically important. (Level: Compact)