Discuss unifying principles of Earth Science.
Heat energy inside Earth and radiation from the Sun provide energy for Earth's processes.
Physical forces , such as gravity, affect the movement of all matter on Earth and throughout the universe.
Matter and Energy move among Earth's rocks and soil, atmosphere, waters, and living things.
Earth has changed over time and continues to change.
Introduce the water planet.
Water continually cycles.
Water is a unique substance.
Water covers most of the Earth
Water moves in a worldwide cycle.
Demonstrate the Water Cycle and discuss
11-29-2012 and 11-30-2012
Water flows and freezes on Earth
Water flows and collects on Earth's surface
Surface water collects in ponds and lakes
Most fresh water on Earth is frozen
12-3-2012 to 12-7-2012
Review techtonic plates and ocean features, spreading centers, mid ocean ridges, rift valleys, subduction zones.
Island Arcs, and deep ocean trenches.
Lab: Ocean Floor Features.
Aquatic Zones, tides, and currents
Buoyancy and Solvency
Review unit test
Unit test oceans
12-19-2012 to 12-21-2012
Setup Prezi presentations over plate techtonics and oceans.
1-8-2013 to 1-11-2013
Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Biosphere and how they interact with each other.
Renewable vs. nonrenewable resources
Fossil fuels vs. alternative energy (disadvantages/ advantages)
Tides, currents, and waves and how our weather affects each of these.
Marine Life: Benthic Zone and Pelagic Zone what is significant about these zones.
1-14-2013 to 1-18-2013
Some space objects are visible to the human eye.
Patterns in the universe
Earth ( moon orbits Earth orbits Sun)
Constellations; a group af stars that form a pattern.
The sky seems to turn as the Earth rotates.
The movement of planets and other nearby objects are visible from the Earth.
1-22-2013 to 1-25-2013
Telescopes allow us to study space.
Light and other forms of radiation carry information about space.
Electromagnetic radiation: radio waves, microwaves, infared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays.
Wavelength and frequency
Telescopes: reflecting and refracting
1-28-2013 to 2-1-2013
How was data collected from space?
Space technology spinoffs.
Lab: Modeling Seasons and scale of the Solar system (2 days)
2-4-2013 to 2-5-2013
Earth's axis and rotation
How the sun and moon affect the Earth: ocean tides
Seasonal patterns and angles of sunlight
Unit Exam Space
2-12-2013 to 3-01-2013
Immune System, bacteria, viruses, infectious diseases, body's responce to disease/ infections
3-4-2013 to 3-8-2013
3-11-2013 to 3-19-2013
Human Biology Project -work inclass- some homework
3-20-2013 to 3-21-2013
In class presentations of projects
3-23-2013 to 04-2-2013
Spring Break/ Parent Conferences
4-3-2013 to 5-6-2013
Matter and Energy
Properties of matter, states of matter, acids and bases, molecules, molecular structure, chemical vs. physical changes, energy exists in different forms, Law of Conservation of Energy, Temperature and heat.
Review Final Exam
Sky Socks Baseball Math Day
Review Final Exam
Acids and Bases Lab
Review other Finals.
Research Paper Isaac Newton Final Copy Due.
All missing assignments due today.