Survey of the natural environment; distribution and interrelationships of climates, vegetation, soil, and land forms.
- Describe the components (inputs), processes (actions) and resulting spatial patterns (outputs) of the physical environment (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere) as a system.
- Apply the scientific method, and theories and concepts of geography to explain a physical environment.
- Explain critically the interaction of humans and the physical environment.
- Illustrate how his/her views of the physical environment have (or have not) changed.