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GRADE 9 - 12
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

Standard 6: Earth Structures

The scientific theory of plate tectonics provides the framework for much of modern geology. Over geologic time, internal and external sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructiv e and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's internal and external energy and material resources.

  BENCHMARK CODE BENCHMARK
* SC.912.E.6.1 Describe and differentiate the layers of Earth and the interactions among them.
 
* SC.912.E.6.2 Connect surface features to surface processes that are responsible for their formation.
 
* SC.912.E.6.3 Analyze the scientific theory of plate tectonics and identify related major processes and features as a result of moving plates.
 
* SC.912.E.6.4 Analyze how specific geologic processes and features are expressed in Florida and elsewhere.
 
  SC.912.E.6.5 Describe the geologic development of the present day oceans and identify commonly found features.
 
  SC.912.E.6.6 Analyze past, present, and potential future consequences to the environment resulting from various energy production technologies.
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October 9, 2013
Fuel Cell Today analysis.
The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2013.
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September 25, 2013
Fuel Cell Today analysis.
The Potential for Fuel Cell Prime Power in Japan.
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August 1, 2013
Duke Energy to cancel proposed Levy County nuclear plant.
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May 22, 2013
Fuel Cell Today analysis.
Electrolysers for Renewable Energy Efficiency.
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March 13, 2013
Beyond Electricity: Using Renewables Effectively.
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September 24, 2012
Sewer Systems Legal Filing.
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February 1, 2012
Fuel Cell Today update.
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January 13, 2012
Sewer Agenda.
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December 23, 2011
Scientist: Water account overdrawn.
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Novemver 14, 2011
Submission to the Citrus County Commissioner, 14 November, 2011.
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