the student will be able to differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level
calculate density to identify an unknown substance
: recognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine the number of atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing subscripts
recognize that the Sun provides the energy that drives convection within the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents;
: identify how global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather using weather maps that show high and low pressures and fronts; and
: identify the role of the oceans in the formation of weather systems such as hurricanes.