Credit Unit 4 Introduction
Credit Unit 4 Introduction - Credit Unit 4: Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate Change
The Credit Unit focuses on the atmosphere and the processes that occur there and on the understanding of how the atmosphere was created, how the greenhouse effect works, how weather patterns form, and how climate is affected with the change in composition of the atmosphere. To fully understand how all three of these topics are integrally related you will look at the different layers of the atmosphere and their varying compositions, the processes that drive weather, catastrophic weather events, and how climate change is affecting all of the processes aforementioned processes.
Credit Unit Outcomes:
Have an understanding of the basic concepts, processes, and analytical tools related to the study of the Earth, specifically plate tectonics and earthquakes.
Develop experimental skills and knowledge relating to the gathering and interpretation of scientific information; expressly plate tectonic movements, the relationship of earthquakes and volcanic activity data to plate tectonics, and the use of seismograms to understand the location and magnitude of an earthquake.
Evaluate and articulate the importance of tectonics as it pertains to populations close to plate boundaries and smaller-scale faults.