Access Point #: SC.7.E.6.In.2

Recognize that slow changes, such as mountain-building, and fast changes, such as volcanic eruptions, are caused by shifts below Earth’s surface.
General Information
Number: SC.7.E.6.In.2
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Earth Structures : Over geologic time, internal and external sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's internal and external energy and material resources.

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2002070: M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002080: M/J Comprehensive Science 2, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
7820016: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2001100: M/J Coastal Science 1
2001105: M/J Coastal Science 2

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