Standard 6: Students will understand the source and distribution of energy on Earth and its effects on Earth systems.

Objective 2: Relate energy sources and transformation to the effects on Earth systems.
c. Explain how uneven heating at the equator and polar regions creates atmospheric and oceanic convection currents that move heat energy around Earth.
d. Describe the Coriolis effect and its role in global wind and ocean current patterns.
e. Relate how weather patterns are the result of interactions among ocean currents, air currents, and topography.
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