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  Earth and Space Review for Grade 8 SOL Test in June
YOUR SOL TEST IN JUNE WILL HAVE 11 EARTH AND SPACE QUESTIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING SOL STRANDS:
6.2b-d
6.3a-e
6.5c-g
6.6b-g
6.8a-i
6.9a-d

Standard 6.2 (b-d)
The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations, and uses. Key concepts include

b) the role of the sun in the formation of most energy sources on Earth;
c) nonrenewable energy sources (fossil fuels, including petroleum, natural gas,and    coal);
d) renewable energy sources (wood, wind, hydro, geothermal, tidal, and solar); and


Standard 6.3 (a-e)
The student will investigate and understand the role of solar energy in driving most natural processes within the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and on the Earth’s surface. Key concepts include
a) the Earth’s energy budget;
b) the role of radiation and convection in the distribution of energy;
c) the motion of the atmosphere and the oceans;
d) cloud formation; and
e) the role of heat energy in weather-related phenomena including thunderstorms and hurricanes.


Standard 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;
c) the action of water in physical and chemical weathering;
d) the ability of large bodies of water to store heat and moderate climate;
e) the origin and occurrence of water on Earth;
f) the importance of water for agriculture, power generation, and public health; and
g) the importance of protecting and maintaining water resources.



Standard 6.6
The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere. Key concepts include
a) air as a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds;
b) air pressure, temperature, and humidity;
c) how the atmosphere changes with altitude;
d) natural and human-caused changes to the atmosphere;
e) the relationship of atmospheric measures and weather conditions;
f) basic information from weather maps including fronts, systems, and basic measurements; and
g) the importance of protecting and maintaining air quality.


Standard 6.8
The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system and the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it. Key concepts include
a) the sun, moon, Earth, other planets and their moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets;
b) relative size of and distance between planets;
c) the role of gravity;
d) revolution and rotation;
e) the mechanics of day and night and the phases of the moon;
f) the unique properties of Earth as a planet;
g) the relationship of the Earth’s tilt and the seasons;
h) the cause of tides; and
i) the history and technology of space exploration.


Standard 6.9
The student will investigate and understand public policy decisions relating to the environment. Key concepts include
a) management of renewable resources (water, air, soil, plant life, animal life);
b) management of nonrenewable resources (coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, mineral resources);
c) the mitigation of land-use and environmental hazards through preventive measures; and
d) cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.
My Quia activities and quizzes
Science- Weather
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1374932.html
The Water Cycle (Chapter 7)
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1374963.html
Weather
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1374993.html
Solar System
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1375037.html
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