Name four ways in which humans have impacted the environment globally: 1) global warming, 2) reduction of habitat, 3) sea level rise, and 4) weather pattern shifts.
Define and understand ‘the Scientific Method’, and the fact that it is an iterative process, i.e., a given theory may be disproven under further testing and so can be updated, modified, or replaced. Chart ‘Scientific method flow chart’ in book.
-Understand: systems theory, closed system (example?), open system (example?), combining subsystems to better understand larger systems. Two charts (‘open system-leaf’ and ‘Mt. Pinatubo’) in book.
-Know and understand the four major spheres that comprise the earth and of what each consists (i.e., atmosphere = nitrogen, oxygen, argon, CO2, water vapor). Chart ‘Earth’s four spheres’ in book.