# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Ecology and Environmental Management Task 1090168921

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Define characteristics of water.

Definition

Definition may include water as a
  • compound consisting of hydrogen and oxygen molecules
  • tasteless, colorless, odorless liquid
  • necessity for life processes
and should address
  • its unique properties (e.g., capillary action, surface tension)
  • the role it plays in weather and climate.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is water necessary for life processes?
  • How do plants use water in photosynthesis and respiration?
  • Why do plants need water in photosynthesis?

Related Standards of Learning

English

9.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Identify the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

10.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

11.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

12.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Science

BIO.2

The student will investigate and understand the chemical and biochemical principles essential for life. Key concepts include
  1. water chemistry and its impact on life processes;
  2. the structure and function of macromolecules;
  3. the nature of enzymes; and
  4. the capture, storage, transformation, and flow of energy through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.

CH.5

The student will investigate and understand that the phases of matter are explained by kinetic theory and forces of attraction between particles. Key concepts include
  1. pressure, temperature, and volume;
  2. partial pressure and gas laws;
  3. vapor pressure;
  4. phase changes;
  5. molar heats of fusion and vaporization;
  6. specific heat capacity; and
  7. colligative properties.

ES.12

The student will investigate and understand that energy transfer between the sun and Earth and its atmosphere drives weather and climate on Earth. Key concepts include
  1. observation and collection of weather data;
  2. prediction of weather patterns;
  3. severe weather occurrences, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and major storms; and
  4. weather phenomena and the factors that affect climate, including radiation, conduction, and convection.