1st 9 Weeks:
6a Explain why water and other nutrient cycles are important to aquatic environments.
6b Understand how aquatic environments are influenced by climate, weather, El Nino/La Nina, currents and hurricanes.
7A Identify sources and determine the amounts of water in a watershed, including rainfall, groundwater and surface water
7B Identify factors that contribute to how water flows through a watershed
2nd 9 Weeks:
5b Collect baseline quantitative data, including pH, salinity, temperature, mineral content, nitrogen compounds and turbidity from an aquatic environment.
6A Identify the role of carbon, nitrogen, water, and nutrient cycles in an aquatic environment, including upwellings and turnovers.
8A Demonstrate basic principles of fluid dynamics, including density, salinity, and buoyancy