Water movement causes weathering and erosion as well as changing landscape features.
Humans depend on Earth's land, ocean, atmosphere, and biosphere for different renewable and nonrenewable resources.
The availability of natural resources, such as land, energy, minerals and water, is unevenly distributed. This can affect human activities and impact the development of surroundings in a positive or negative way.
Human use of resources can have an impact on the Earth and its systems.
MS-ESS2-6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
MS-ESS3-1 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.