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Marine Systems Learning Targets

Science, Marine Systems

ALT 1 - Scientific Questions

Uses the inquiry process as a controlled and data drive means to answer scientific questions.

ALT 2 - Abiotic Factors

Recognizes that living conditions in the ocean vary greatly with location and depth zones; with light, temperature, and pressure being key abiotic factors for life.

ALT 3 - Biotic and Abiotic Factors

Explains how different marine ecosystems change in response to disturbances and interactions, and analyzes the relationships among biotic and abiotic factors in ecosystems.

ALT 4 - Environmental Quality

Evaluates the impact of human activities on ocean environmental quality and the sustainability of ocean systems.

ALT 5 - Ocean Life

Recognizes and discusses how the diversity of ocean life is the result of evolutionary change.