The source document for this Digest states: These disposal practices leave most wastes inadequately treated, thereby causing pollution. This in turn affects precipitation Box 4. The sources of pollution that impact our water resources can develop at different scales local, regional and global but can generally be categorized Table 4.
For example, rock layers show the sequence of geological events, and the presence and amount of radioactive elements in rocks make it possible to determine their ages. Analyses of rock formations and the fossil record are used to establish relative ages.
In an undisturbed column of rock, the youngest rocks are at the top, and the oldest are at the bottom. Rock layers have sometimes been rearranged by tectonic forces; rearrangements can be seen or inferred, such as from inverted sequences of fossil types. The rock record reveals that events on Earth can be catastrophic, occurring over hours to years, or gradual, occurring over thousands to millions of years.
Records of fossils and other rocks also show past periods of massive extinctions and extensive volcanic activity. Although active geological processes, such as plate tectonics link to ESS2.
B and erosion, have destroyed or altered most of the very early rock record on Earth, some other objects in the solar system, such as asteroids and meteorites, have changed little over billions of years. Page Share Cite Suggested Citation: A Framework for K Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas.
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Major historical events include the formation of mountain chains and ocean basins, volcanic activity, the evolution and extinction of living organisms, periods of massive glaciation, and development of watersheds and rivers.
Because many individual plant and animal species existed during known time periods e. C By the end of grade 2. Some events on Earth occur in cycles, like day and night, and others have a beginning and an end, like a volcanic eruption.
Some events, like an earthquake, happen very quickly; others, such as the formation of the Grand Canyon, occur very slowly, over a time period much longer than one can observe.
By the end of grade 5. Earth has changed over time. Understanding how landforms develop, are weathered broken down into smaller piecesand erode get transported elsewhere can help infer the history of the current landscape. Local, regional, and global patterns of rock formations reveal changes over time due to Earth forces, such as earthquakes.
The presence and location of certain fossil types indicate the order in which rock layers were formed. By the end of grade 8.Our water resources face a host of serious threats, all of which are caused primarily by human activity.
They include sedimentation, pollution, climate change, . Get the latest news and analysis in the stock market today, including national and world stock market news, business news, financial news and more.
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