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Colorado Science Standards
The ACE climate change assembly addresses the following science standards prescribed by the state of Colorado.
Standard 1, Physical Science, Benchmark 4 (Grades 9-12): Atoms bond in different ways to form molecules and compounds that have definite properties.
Standard 2, Life Science, Benchmark 2 (Grades 9-12): The size and persistence of populations depend on their interactions with each other and on the abiotic factors in an ecosystem.
Standard 3, Earth Systems Science, Benchmark 1 (Grades 9-12): The history of the universe, solar system and Earth can be inferred from evidence left from past events.
Standard 3, Earth Systems Science, Benchmark 2 (Grades 9-12): As part of the solar system, Earth interacts with various extraterrestrial forces and energies such as gravity, solar phenomena, electromagnetic radiation, and impact events that influence the planet’s geosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere in a variety of ways.
Standard 3, Earth Systems Science, Benchmark 4 (Grades 9-12): Climate is the result of energy transfer among interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
Standard 3, Earth Systems Science, Benchmark 5 (Grades 9-12): There are costs, benefits, and consequences of exploration, development, and consumption of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
Standard 3, Earth Systems Science, Benchmark 6 (Grades 9-12): The interaction of Earth's surface with water, air, gravity, and biological activity causes physical and chemical changes.
Standard 3, Earth Systems Science, Benchmark 7 (Grades 9-12): Natural hazards have local, national and global impacts such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and thunderstorms.