Chemistry 1c- Students know how to use the Periodic Table to identify alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and transition metals, trends in ionization energy, electronegativity, and the relative sizes of ions and atoms.
Chemistry 1d- Students know how to use the Periodic Table to determine the number of electrons available for bonding.
Chemistry 1e- Students know the nucleus of the atom is much smaller than the atom yet contains most of its mass.
Chemistry 1f*- Students know how to use the Periodic Table to identify the lanthanide, actinide, and transactinide elements and know that the transuranium elements were synthesized and identified in laboratory experiments through the use of nuclear accelerators.
Chemistry 2a – Students know atoms combine to form molecules by sharing electrons to form covalent or metallic bonds or by exchanging electrons to form ionic bonds
Earth 3c- Students know how to explain the properties of rocks based on the physical and chemical conditions in which they formed, including plate tectonic processes.
Earth 3b- Students know the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries. (types of boundaries only)
Earth 9b- Students know the principal natural hazards in different California regions and the geologic basis of those hazards. (introductory exposure only)
Unit Concept #2—The characteristics of energy transmission explain electricity, magnetism and wave phenomena. Transmission of energy has an important role in earth’s processes. Waves and electricity occur as a result of energy transmission. The dynamics of how waves are produced and propagated will be investigated. This provides an understanding of the principles of sound and seismic wave transmission. Electric and magnetic fields are examples of energy transmission. Electricity is the result of a moving electric field caused by the movement of electrons. A moving electric field causes a change in the magnetic field. The relationship between an electric field and magnetic field shall be investigated. Natural and applied examples of these fields will be explained.
Physics 4- Waves have characteristic properties that do not depend on the type of wave.
Physics 4a- Students know waves carry energy from one place to another.
Physics 4b- Students know how to identify transverse and longitudinal waves in mechanical media, such as springs and ropes, and on the earth (seismic waves).