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Earth Structure, Processes and Cycles50%
Origin and Evolution of the Universe25%
Science as Inquiry25%
  • Questions: 1,295
  • Two-Part Items: 7
  • Vocabulary Terms: 280
  • Performance Tasks: 97
  • Instructional Videos: 54

Test Standards

Earth Structure, Processes and Cycles
1. (3.3.10.A1.a.)  Plate Tectonics
2. (3.3.10.A1.b.)  Rock Cycle
3. (3.3.10.A1.c.)  Geochemical Cycles
4. (3.3.10.A1.d.)  Dynamic Systems
5. (3.3.12.A1.a.)  Weather Systems
6. (3.3.12.A1.b.)  Processes Cause Movement
7. (3.3.12.A1.c.)  Internal And External Energy
8. (3.3.10.A2.a.)  Effects Of Energy Resources
9. (3.3.12.A2.a.)  Availability Of Resources
10. (3.3.12.A2.b.)  Energy Resources And Earth
11. (3.3.10.A3.a.)  Evolution Of Earth
12. (3.3.12.A3.a.)  Absolute And Relative Dating
13. (3.3.10.A4.b.)  Energy Drives Cycles
14. (3.3.10.A5.a.)  One Ocean
15. (3.3.10.A5.b.)  Hydrologic Cycle
16. (3.3.10.A5.c.)  Ocean Currents
17. (3.3.12.A5.a.)  Oceans And The Carbon Cycle
18. (3.3.10.A6.a.)  Meteorological Data
19. (3.3.10.A6.b.)  Global Atmospheric Processes
20. (3.3.12.A6.a.)  Unequal Heating Of Earth
21. (3.3.10.A7.a.)  Scale And Models
22. (3.3.10.A7.b.)  Constancy And Change
23. (3.3.10.A7.c.)  Scale And Time
24. (3.3.10.A7.d.)  Climate Change
25. (3.3.12.A7.a.)  Interpret Satellite Data
26. (3.3.12.A7.b.)  Human Activities
27. (3.3.12.A7.c.)  Summarize Data Patterns
Origin and Evolution of the Universe
1. (3.3.10.B1.a.)  Gravity And Orbits
2. (3.3.10.B1.b.)  Formation Of Solar System
3. (3.3.10.B1.c.)  Big Bang
4. (3.3.10.B1.d.)  Star Formation
5. (3.3.12.B1.a.)  Life Cycle Of Stars
6. (3.3.12.B1.b.)  Galaxy Formation
7. (3.3.12.B1.c.)  Energy And Stars
8. (3.3.10.B2.a.)  Information Technology And The Universe
9. (3.3.10.B2.b.)  Changes In The Universe
10. (3.3.10.B2.c.)  Scale And Distances
11. (3.3.12.B2.a.)  Models And Simulations
12. (3.3.12.B2.b.)  Analyze Theories
Science as Inquiry
1. (3.3.10.B3.a.)  Compare Theories
2. (3.3.10.B3.b.)  Direct And Indirect Observations
3. (3.3.10.B3.c.)  Identify Questions
4. (3.3.10.B3.d.)  Revise Explanations
5. (3.3.10.B3.e.)  Alternative Explanations
6. (3.3.12.B3.a.)  Existing Theories
7. (3.3.12.B3.b.)  Evaluate Experiments
8. (3.3.12.B3.c.)  Judge Conclusions
9. (3.3.12.B3.d.)  Results And New Information
10. (3.3.12.B3.e.)  Communicate And Defend