1. given the latitude and longitude of a location, indicate its position on a map and determine the latitude and

longitude of a given location on a map

2. using identification tests and a flow chart, identify mineral samples

3. use a diagram of the rock cycle to determine geological processes that led to the formation of a specific rock


4. plot the location of recent earthquake and volcanic activity on a map and identify patterns of distribution

5. use a magnetic compass to find cardinal directions

6. measure the angular elevation of an object, using appropriate instruments

7. generate and interpret field maps including topographic and weather maps

8. predict the characteristics of an air mass based on the origin of the air mass

9. measure weather variables such as wind speed and direction, relative humidity, barometric pressure, etc.

10. determine the density of liquids, and regular- and irregular-shaped solids

11. determine the volume of a regular- and an irregular-shaped solid, using water displacement

12. using the periodic table, identify an element as a metal, nonmetal, or noble gas

13. determine the identity of an unknown element, using physical and chemical properties

14. using appropriate resources, separate the parts of a mixture

15. determine the electrical conductivity of a material, using a simple circuit

16. determine the speed and acceleration of a moving object