North Carolina Earth and Environmental Science (NCES) Practice

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Earth in Universe13%
Processes and forces that affect the lithosphere.14%
Human influences impact the lithosphere14%
Structure and processes within the hydrosphere6%
Human water use9%
Structure of and processes within our atmosphere.7%
Patterns of global climate change 9%
Earth's "spheres"16%
Human activities and sustainability12%
  • Questions: 2,308
  • Two-Part Items: 23
  • Vocabulary Terms: 324
  • Performance Tasks: 143
  • Instructional Videos: 54

Test Standards

Earth in Universe
1. (EEn.1.1.1.)  Earth’s Motion Through Space
2. (EEn.1.1.2.)  Earth's Position And Shape
3. (EEn.1.1.3.)  Fission, Fusion, And Energy In Space
4. (EEn.1.1.4.)  Solar Energy, Magnetism And Earth
Processes and forces that affect the lithosphere.
1. (EEn2.1.1.)  The Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, And Earthquakes Impact The Lithosphere
2. (EEn.2.1.2.)  Predict The Locations Of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, And Faults
3. (En.2.1.3.)  Natural Actions Affect Earth’s Surface.
4. (EEn.2.1.4.)  Probability Of And Preparation For Geohazards
Human influences impact the lithosphere
1. (EEn.2.2.1.)  Human Activities And The Lithosphere
2. (EEn.2.2.2.)  Traditional Energy Sources
Structure and processes within the hydrosphere
1. (EEn.2.3.1.)  Water As An Energy Agent
2. (EEn.2.3.2.)  Water Cycle, Ground And Surface Water
Human water use
1. (EEn.2.4.1.)  Human Influences On Fresh Water Availability
2. (EEn.2.4.2.)  Human Influences On NC Water Resources
Structure of and processes within our atmosphere.
1. (EEn.2.5.1.)  Structure Of And Processes Within Our Atmosphere.
2. (EEn.2.5.2.)  Formation Of Typical Air Masses And Weather Systems
3. (EE.2.5.3.)  How Cyclonic Storms Form
4. (EEn.2.5.4.)  Predicting Weather
5. (EEn.2.5.5.)  Human Activities Affect Air Quality
Patterns of global climate change
1. (EEn.2.6.1.)  Differentiate Between Weather And Climate
2. (EEn.2.6.2.)  Changes In Global Climate - Natural Processes
3. (EEn.2.6.3.)  Human Activities And Global Climate
4. (EEn.2.6.4.)  Earth's Systems And Global Climate Change
Earth's "spheres"
1. (EEn.2.7.1.)  Abiotic And Biotic Factors Interact To Create Biomes In North Carolina
2. (EEn.2.7.2.)  Biodiversity And The Biosphere
3. (EEn.2.7.3.)  Human Activities Impact The Biosphere
Human activities and sustainability
1. (EEn.2.8.1.)  Alternative Energy Resources For NC
2. (EEn.2.8.2.)  Conventional And Sustainable Agriculture And Aquaculture Practices
3. (EEn.2.8.3.)  Effects Of Population Growth
4. (EEn.2.8.4.)  “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” Impact On Natural Resources