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    Matter (SOL 6.4)
     
    The student will investigate and understand that all matter is made up of atoms. Key concepts           include:
     
    a)      atoms are made up of electrons, protons, and neutrons;

     

    b)      atoms of any element are alike but are different from atoms of other elements;

     

    c)      elements may be represented by chemical symbols;

     

    d)      two or more atoms may be chemically combined;

     

    e)      compounds may be represented by chemical formulas;

     

    f)       chemical equations can be used to model chemical changes; and

     

    g)      a limited number of elements comprise the largest portion of the solid Earth, living matter, the oceans, and the atmosphere.

     
    Water (SOL 6.5)

     

    The student will investigate and understand the unique properties and characteristics of water and its roles in the natural and human-made environment. Key concepts include:

     

    a)      water as the universal solvent;

     

    b)      the properties of water in all three states
     
     Weather and Atmosphere (SOLs 6.3 c, d, e; 6.5 d; 6.6 a, b, c, e, f) 
     
    The student will investigate and understand the role of solar energy in driving most natural processes within the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and on Earth's surface.  Key concepts include:
     
    c)  the motion of the atmosphere and the oceans;
     
    d)  cloud formation; and
     
    e)  the role of thermal energy in weather-related phenomena including thunderstorms and hurricanes
     
    The student will investigate and understand the unique properties and characteristics of water and its roles in the natural and human-made environment.  Key concepts include:
     
    d)  the ability of large bodies of water to store thermal energy and moderate climate
     
    The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of Earth's atmosphere.  Key concepts include:
     
    a)  air as a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds;
     
    b)  pressure, temperature, and humidity;
     
    c)  atmospheric changes with altitude;
     
    e)  the relationship of atmospheric measures and weather conditions; and
     
    f)  basic information from weather maps, including fronts, systems, and basic measurements 
     




Last Modified on October 25, 2019