Bridge Statements Integrated Science 3
Universal laws of matter and energy establish the physical and chemical characteristics of the Earth and its atmosphere.
Interactions of matter and energy at the atomic level form a base for planetary phenomena.
Law of conservation of matter: number and mass; kinetic molecular theory
Observable processes and events on Earth are explained by laws of physics and chemistry.
Laws of conservation of momentum and energy, two-dimensional motion, laws of electricity and magnetism, kinetic molecular theory.
The Earth’s ecosystems are affected by changes in kinds and directions changes.
Greenhouse effect, ozone layer, and photosynthetic-respiratory cycles
Disruptions of biological and ecological systems result when the Earth’s dynamic equilibrium shifts.
Impact of processes and changes in living systems on the Earth
Individuals, species populations, and communities are affected by environmental changes.
Living systems maintain homeostatic equilibrium through chemical processes.
Individuals, species populations and communities have adaptive mechanisms.