North Carolina Science Standard Course of Study & The GLOBE Program, Grades 9-12

 

Goal

Physical Science

Chemistry

Physics

Earth Science

Biology

Goal 1

The learner will construct an understanding of mechanics.

The learner will build an understanding of the structure and properties of matter.

The learner will build an understanding of linear motion.

The learner will build an understanding of lithospheric materials, processes, changes, and uses with concerns for good stewardship.

The learner will develop an understanding of the physical, chemical and cellular basis of life.

GLOBE

 

Hydrology

 

Soils

 

Goal 2

The learner will build an understanding of thermal energy.

The learner will build an understanding of regularities in chemistry.

The learner will build an understanding of two-dimensional motion.

The learner will develop an understanding of tectonic processes and their human impacts.

The learner will develop an understanding of the continuity of life and the changes of organisms over time.

GLOBE

 

Hydrology

 

Soils

 

Goal 3

The learner will construct an understanding of electricity and magnetism.

The learner will build an understanding of energy changes in chemistry.

The learner will develop an understanding of forces.

The learner will build an understanding of the origin and evolution of the earth system.

The learner will develop an understanding of the unity and diversity of life.

GLOBE

     

Soils

Biology/land cover

Goal 4

The learner will develop an understanding of wave motion and the wave nature of sound and light.

The learner will build an understanding of equilibrium and kinetics.

The learner will develop an understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion.

The learner will build an understanding of the hydrosphere and its interactions and influences on the lithosphere, the atmosphere, and environmental quality.

The learner will develop an understanding of ecological relationships among organisms.

GLOBE

     

Hydrology, Soils

Biology/land cover

Goal 5

The learner will build an understanding of the structure and properties of matter.

 

The learner will develop an understanding of the nature of mechanical energy.

The learner will build an understanding of the dynamics and composition of the atmosphere and its local and global processes influencing climate and air quality.

Students will develop an understanding of the behavior of organisms, resulting from a combination of heredity and environment.

GLOBE

Hydrology

   

Atmosphere

 

Goal 6

The learner will build an understanding of regularities in chemistry.

 

The learner will build an understanding of impulse and momentum.

The learner will acquire an understanding of the earth in the solar system and its position in the universe.

 

GLOBE

     

Meteorology

 

Goal 7

   

The learner will develop an understanding of wave motion and the wave nature of sound and light.

The learner will build an understanding of alternative choices facing human societies in their stewardship of the earth.

 

GLOBE

     

All

 

Goal 8

   

The learner will build an understanding of basic elementary principles of thermodynamics.

   

GLOBE

         

Goal 9

   

The learner will build an understanding of static electricity.

   

GLOBE

         

Goal 10

   

The learner will build an understanding of direct current electrical circuits.