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Scientific INvestigation and the Nature of Science 20%
Earth and Space Systems 20%
Earth Materials and Processes 20%
Cosmology, Origins, and Time 20%
Earth Resources and Human Interactions 20%
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  • Vocabulary Terms 506
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Test Standards

Scientific INvestigation and the Nature of Science
1. (ES.1.a.)  Using appropriate measurement techniques
2. (ES.1.b.)  Utilizing technologies
3. (ES.1.c.)  Constructing and interpreting representations of data
4. (ES.1.d.)  Utilizing maps and globes
5. (ES.1.e.)  Variables and trials in scientific investigations
6. (ES.2.a)  Explaining and predicting changes in the Earth system
7. (ES.2.b.)  Evaluating hypotheses
8. (ES.2.c.)  Drawing conclusions
9. (ES.2.d.)  Scientific theories
Earth and Space Systems
1. (ES.3.a.)  Position of Earth in space
2. (ES.3.b.)  Sun-Earth-Moon relationships
3. (ES.3.c.)  Characteristics of solar objects/bodies
4. (ES.8.c.)  Groundwater and the water table
5. (ES.8.d.)  Sources of fresh water and the hydrologic cycle
6. (ES.10.a.)  Oceans and their physical and chemical changes
7. (ES.10.b.)  System interactions within the ocean systems on Earth
8. (ES.10.c.)  Tectonic plates and the sea floor
9. (ES.12.a.)  Observation and collection of weather data
10. (ES.12.b.)  Weather predictions
11. (ES.12.c.)  Severe weather
12. (ES.12. d.)  Factors that affect climate and weather phenomena
Earth Materials and Processes
1. (ES.4.a.)  identification of minerals
2. (ES.5.a.)  The rock cycle and igneous rocks
3. (ES.5.b.)  The rock cycle and sedimentary rocks
4. (ES.5.c.)  The rock cycle and metamorphic rock
5. (ES.7.a.)  Geologic processes
6. (ES.7.b.)  Plate tectonics
7. (ES.8.a.)  Soil development
8. (ES.8.b.)  Karst topography
Cosmology, Origins, and Time
1. (ES.9.a.)  Sedimentary rock and traces of ancient life
2. (ES.9.b.)  Methods of dating bodies of rock and past life
3. (ES.9.c.)  Absolute and relative dating
4. (ES.9.d.)  Rocks and fossils to date the geology of Virginia
5. (ES.11.a.)  Change in Earth's atmosphere
6. (ES.11.b.)  Early life and the composition of Earth's atmosphere
7. (ES.11.c.)  Atmospheric regulation mechanisms
8. (ES.13.a.)  Origin and evolution of the universe
9. (ES13.b.)  Origin and evolution of stars, star systems, and galaxies
Earth Resources and Human Interactions
1. (ES.3.d.)  Space exploration
2. (ES.4.b.)  Uses of minerals
3. (ES.6.a.)  Renewable and nonrenewable resources: geology
4. (ES.6.b.)  Energy resources and the environment
5. (ES.6.c.)  Virginia's natural resources
6. (ES.6.d.)  Environmental costs and benefits
7. (ES.8.e.)  Water usage and water quality
8. (ES.8.f.)  Watersheds in Virginia
9. (ES.10.b.)  Ocean health and environmental and geological implications
10. (ES.10.e.)  Economic and policy issues: ocean systems
11. (ES.11.d.)  Changes in Earth's atmosphere and climate