6th 6 Weeks

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    Life and Space

    7.9A: analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist such as the proximity of the Sun, presence of water, and composition of the atmosphere. 7.9B: identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar system, that enabled manned space exploration.
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    Catastrophic Events

    TEKS: 7.8A: predict and describe how different types of catastrophic events impact ecosystems such as floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes. EQ(s):
    1) How do natural and human activities affect the Earth’s surface and ecosystems? Objectives:
    1. Describe different types of catastrophic events and their impact on ecosystems.
    2. Predict the impact of catastrophic events on ecosystems.
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    STARR Testing

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    Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Watersheds

    7.8B: analyze the effects of weathering, erosion, and deposition on the environment in ecoregions of Texas. 7.2E: analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions supported by the data, and predict trends. DC 7.8C: model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed. RC3