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Day 1 CH 1-Introduction to Class SC.912.N.1.1.
  1. Syllabus
  2. Amazing Earth Science Facts
 

 2

CH 1-Science Safety

 SC.912.N.1.1.

  1. Reviewing Science Safety

  2. Safety Rules & Contract

  3. Science Safety Rule Activity-poem, pair & share, game, charades

 

 3

CH 1-Observations & pH

 SC.912.N.1.1.

SC.912.N.1.6

SC.912.P.8.11-Relate acidity and basicity to hydronium and hydroxyl ion concentration and pH.

  1. Review Safety Rules & Contract

  2. Define Qualitative and Quantitative Observations

  3. Introduce pH Scale-p828

  4. pH Lab to distinguish between qualitative and quantitative obs.

 

 4

CH -1Scientific Method & Variables

 SC.912.N.1.1.

  1. Safety  Quiz

  2. Read p9-12 and discuss Scientific Method Notes

  3. Complete Independent & Dependent Variables

 

 5

CH-1Scientific Method

 SC.912.N.1.1.

  1. Review Problem & Hypothesis using SM Notes

  2. Using Discover Magazine-students find 3 articles & write a problem, research topics, & hypothesis.

  3. Write APA Citation for each article.

  4. Honors-Students create a problem & hypothesis to perform from magazine, article, or science website.   Due 1 week.

  5. Optional-Data & Scientific Method

 

 Website References-APA

 6

CH -1 Scientific Method & Metrics

 SC.912.N.1.1.

SC.912.N.1.2

  1. Read p12-13 & 870 & 828.

  2. Take notes on Metric Notes.

  3. Teen Rock Questions

  Metric Prefixes

 7

CH -1 Scientific Method & Metric Length

 SC.912.N.1.1.

MA.912.A.1.4

  1. Metric Length Lab

  2. Discuss Results, Conclusion, & Application on SM Notes & apply to lab.

 

 

 8

CH -1 SM & Metric Volume

SC.912.N.1.1.

SC.912.N.1.2

  1. Read p14-16 and discuss Scientific Ideas.

  2.    Volume Notes

  3. Liquid Volume Lab.

 

 9

CH -1SM & Metric Mass

Mass vs. Weight

 SC.912.N.1.1.

MA.912.G.75

  1. Finish Volume Lab

  2. Mass Notes

  3. Kg & Weight Is Not Mass

  4. G/Mg Handout

 Calculate Your Weight in Space

 10

CH -1SM & Metric Mass

SC.912.N.1.1.

  1. How to Use  A Balance lab

  2.  Density Notes

  3.  Density Calculations Worksheet

 Density Practice

 11

CH -1 SM & Density

 SC.912.N.1.1.

MA.912.S.3.2

MA.912.G.1.4

  1. Density of Liquids Lab
  2. Calculate Percentage Error  for Density Lab
  3. Optional:  graph mass vs. volume to demonstrate slope.

 

 12

CH -1 SM & Graphing:  Line & Bar

 SC.912.N.1.1.

MA.912.S.3.2

  1. Length, Volume, & Mass Quiz

  2.   Graphing Notes-line & bar (p824-5)

  3.  How Is An Experiment Set Up-all except #20

 

 

Create Graphs Online

Protractor

13 CH -1 Science Fair Project SC.912.N.1.1.
  1. Introduce Science Fair Project for honors classes.
  2. Student practice completing forms using Density Lab.
  3. Complete forms for individual project proposal.  Due 1 week.
 

 14

 CH -1 SM & Temperature

SC.912.N.1.1.

MA.912.A.1.4

  1. Temperature Notes
  2. Observing Phase Changes

  3. Practice Temperature Conversions-p828

 

 15

CH -1 SM & Temperature

Phase Change

 SC.912.N.1.1.
  1. Read Naphthalene MSDS and Dichlorobenzene MSDS
  2. Freezing Point of Mothballs

 

 16

CH -1 SM & Circle Graph

SC.912.N.1.1.

  1. Take notes on Circle Graphs & complete How Is An Experiment Set Up-#20.

 

 17

CH -1Scientific Method

Slope

 SC.912.N.1.1.

MA.912.A.2.1

MA.912.G.1.4

  1. CH 1 FCAT Prep-page 20-21.

  2. Convert inches to cm using Dimensional Analysis  Method.

  3. Converting Metric Units

  4. Plot inches vs. cm to demonstration slope.

 

 18

CH 2.1  Earth A Unique Planet

 MA.912.A.3.1

 

  1. Metric & SM Test

  2. Read CH 2.1 & list how the Earth is Unique

  3.  The Earth's Circumference  Calculation Handout

Your Weight in Other Worlds

Gravity & Moon-Feather or Hammer

Eratosthenes Worldwide Data

 19

CH 2.2-Energy in Earth's System

 MA.912.S.3.2
  1. Review Earth's Uniqueness.

  2. Water on The Earth Graph

  3. Read p31-33

Aurora Time-lapse Video

Auroras-Northern Lights Video

Aurora Slideshow

20

CH 2.2-Energy in Earth System 2.2

 SC.912.P.10.2-Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating among open, closed, and isolated systems and explain that the total energy in an isolated system is a conserved quantity.

  1. Read .34-35 & complete graphic organizer p34.

  2. Read 36-38 and  complete Nitrogen Cycle & Carbon Cycle

  3. Notes on Fertilizer Label.

 

 21

CH 15 River System

15.1-Water Cycle

 

  1. Review 2.2

  2. Read 15.1 & take notes on Water Cycle.

  3. Watch Video "Water's Journey-River of Water"-30 minutes.

 

 22

CH 16-Groundwater

CH 16.1-Water Beneath The Surface

CH 16.2-Groundwater & Chemical  Weathering

 

  1. Read CH 16 & take notes Water’

  2. Finish "Water's Journey-River of Water"

  3. CH 16 FCAT Prep & Maps p.416

 

 23

CH 2-Earth As A System-

CH 2.2-Energy in Earth System

 

  1. Discuss Phosphorus Cycle & Water Cycle. 

  2. View 30 minutes of Water’s Journey- Currents of Change (Everglades)

  3. Read p39-42 & take Cornell Notes

 

 24

CH 2-Earth As A System

2.2-Energy in Earth System

 

 

  1. Relate nutrient & water cycle to the Everglades.

  2. View 30 minutes of Water's Journey-Restoring Hope (Everglades)

  3. Create a food chain for the Everglades & label as consumer or producer.

  4. Illustrate how the 4 spheres interact in the Everglades.

  5. CH 2 FCAT Prep p.46-47

http://theevergladesstory.org/journey/

Huge, Freed Pet Pythons Invade Florida Everglades

Gator X-Ray in Python

Python Eating Gator

 

CH 3-Models of Earth-Finding CH 3.1-Locations on Earth

 

  1. CH 2 Test

  2. Read 2.1 & take notes

  3.  Satellite Technology Video

  4.  Satellite Bio Assignment

 

Latitude & Longitude Calculator

Create A Map-Map Types

Map Projections

 

CH 3-Models of Earth-

CH3.1-Finding Locations on Earth

 

 

 
  1. Seeing Satellites

  2. GPS Lab

  3. Orbiting A Penny.

  4. Types of Satellites-read and answer questions.

Orbiting Satellite Views

List of Satellites

Another List of Satellites

Spacecraft Tracking

ISS & Satellites

Find Geocache in Flagler County

New To Geocaching?

Find Your House?

Find Your House

Google Your House

Views from Satellite

Satellites in Geostationary Orbit Now

How GPS Works

Weather Satellites

Orbiting Satellites

Satellites Gallery

Visible Earth Satellites

2

CH 4-Earth Chemistry

CH 4.1-Matter-

 

SC.912.P.8.1-differentiate between four states of matter.

SC.912.P.8.2-Differentiate between physical and chemical properties and physical and chemical changes of matter

SC.912.P.8.4-Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by describing the structure of atoms in terms of protons, neutrons and electrons, and differentiate among these particles in terms of their mass, electrical charges and locations within the atom.

 

 

1.       Read 4.1 & take 2 Column Notes.

2.       Discuss matter & Physical vs. Chemical Properties handouts.

3.       Color Code Periodic Table & key. Colors based on physical & chemical properties.

4.       Complete Finding Information no the Periodic Table.  Leave oxidation number blank.

5.       Learn Symbols for Elements 1-30 for quiz.

Periodic Table Song

Chemistry: WebElements Periodic Table

Chemical Elements.com - An Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements

How Periodic Table Organized

 

CH 4-Earth Chemistry

CH 4.1-Matter-

 

SC.912.P.8.5-Relate properties of atoms and their position in the periodic table to the arrangement of their electrons.

1.       Describe 5 ways the periodic table is organized on the Finding Info handout.

2.       Using Clues to Id Elements-use grid system on chart-write element numbers at the top of column or row as revealed in clues.  Enter number & cross out number.

How Periodic Table Organized

 

 

CH 4-Earth Chemistry

CH 4.1-Matter-

SC.912.P.8.4-Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by describing the structure of atoms in terms of protons, neutrons and electrons, and differentiate among these particles in terms of their mass, electrical charges and locations within the atom.

SC.912.P.8.2-Differentiate between physical and chemical properties and physical and chemical changes of matter

SC.912.P.8.7-Interpret formula representations of molecules and compounds in terms of composition and structure.

 

1.       Define isotopes (p83) & draw Bohr Models for 3 Hydrogen  isotopes (p86).  

2.       Use Periodic Table of Isotopes website.  Draw 3 isotopes for Cu & 3 isotopes for Sn. 

3.       Define "average atomic mass" p86.

4.  Discuss Physical & Chemical Changes handout.

 

 

Periodic Table of Isotopes

 

 

CH 4.2-Combination of Atoms

 

 

SC.912.P.8.7-Interpret formula representations of molecules and compounds in terms of composition and structure.

SC.912.P.8.6-Distinguish between bonding forces holding compounds together and other attractive forces, including hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces.

  1. Complete Chemical Formulas HO.

  2. Read p88-89 and take discuss balancing equations.

  3. Take Chemical Reaction Notes without coeffients so students can practice balancing equations. 

  4. Limewater Lab

 

Balancing Equations

Signs of Chemical Reaction with Video

 

 

CH 4.2-Combination of Atoms

 

SC.912.P.8.7-Interpret formula representations of molecules and compounds in terms of composition and structure.

SC.912.P.8.6-Distinguish between bonding forces holding compounds together and other attractive forces, including hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces.

 

  1. Types of Bonds & Ionic Bonding handouts.

  2. Computer Lab-Read p101 & Build A Carbon Atom

  3. Holt Online Textbook & complete Concept Map for CH 4.  Print.

  4. Ionic Bonding Models-optional

  5. HW-Covalent Bonding

  6. HW-Read Electrolysis lab.

Alkaline Metals & Water-YouTube

Alkaline Metals & Water-YouTube

Build A Carbon Atom

Chemical Bonding

 

 

CH 4.2-Combination of Atoms

 

 

SC.912.P.8.7-Interpret formula representations of molecules and compounds in terms of composition and structure.

SC.912.P.8.6-Distinguish between bonding forces holding compounds together and other attractive forces, including hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces.

 

  1. Perform Electrolysis lab.

  2. Review bonding and discuss Covalent Answers.

  3. Complete CH 4 FCAT Prep and complete    Matter-Substances vs. Mixtures.

  4. CH 4 Test tomorrow.

  Electrolysis-YouTube

Electrolysis Explain-Wikipedia

Electrolysis & Space Station

Getting Water on the Shuttle

 

Rock Record-CH 8

Determining Relative Age-CH 8.1

Determining Absolute Age-CH 8.2

 

SC.912.L.15.2-Discuss the use of molecular clocks to estimate how long ago various groups of organisms diverged evolutionarily from one another.
  1. Excel Lesson
  2. Dimensional Analysis
  3. HW-complete Guided Reading for CH 8 Rock Record

Chemical Formula Nomenclature

Half-life Graphics

 

 

Rock Record-CH 8

Determining Relative Age-CH 8.1

Determining Absolute Age-CH 8.2

SC.912.L.15.1-Explain how the scientific theory of evolution is supported by the fossil record, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography, molecular biology, and observed evolutionary change

SC.912.L.15.2-Discuss the use of molecular clocks to estimate how long ago various groups of organisms diverged evolutionarily from one another.

  1. Discuss CH 8 Notes
  2. Review isotopes p83 &  Uranium 238 Decay Series
  3. Complete paper lab p194. 

Periodic Table of Isotopes

Isotopes & Radioactivity Decay
 

Rock Record-CH 8

Determining Relative Age-CH 8.1

Determining Absolute Age-CH 8.2

 

SC.912.L.15.2-Discuss the use of molecular clocks to estimate how long ago various groups of organisms diverged evolutionarily from one another.

SC.912.P.10.11-Explain and compare nuclear reactions (radioactive decay, fission and fusion), the energy changes associated with them and their associated safety issues.

  1. Radiometric Decay Lab
  2. Create Excel graph for last data table in lab.
  3. HW-CH 8 FCAT Prep p204 & Map p208.
Radioactive Decay Simulation

Radioactive Decay Theories

Radioactive Decay Calculator

 

·

Rock Record-CH 8

Fossil Record-CH 8.3

SC.912.L.15.1-Explain how the scientific theory of evolution is supported by the fossil record, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography, molecular biology, and observed evolutionary change

SC.912.L.15.2-Discuss the use of molecular clocks to estimate how long ago various groups of organisms diverged evolutionarily from one another.

  1. Discuss & complete Guided Reading for 8.3 & 9.1.  Discuss evolution & natural selection.

  2. Complete Index History p232-3. Step 7-only repeat for one other arrangement (not all four).

 

Whale Evolution video

Whale Dig Site

Whale Skull Images

Peppered moth evolution

 

A View of Earth’s Past-CH 9

Geologic Time-CH 9.1

SC.912.L.15.1-Explain how the scientific theory of evolution is supported by the fossil record, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography, molecular biology, and observed evolutionary change

SC.912.L.15.2-Discuss the use of molecular clocks to estimate how long ago various groups of organisms diverged evolutionarily from one another

  1. Geological Timeline-Honors

  2. Geologic Time Scale p.212-Standard

  3. CH 8 & 9 Test tomorrow

Evolution -- Paleontology & Fossil Record

Geological Time Scalel

Geological Time Scale

         
         
         

 

Studying Space –CH 26

Viewing The Universe CH 26.1

SC.E.2.4.2

SC.E.2.5.3

SC.E.2.4.5

SC.E.2.4.6

1.       Discuss CH 26.1

2.       Video-Space Measurement-partial

3.       Discuss EM Spectrum HO

4.       EM Graph

Powers of Ten-How Small, How Big?

Scale of Things article

The Universe in ONE Year

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

 

SC.E.2.4.7

SC.H.3.4.2

SC.H.3.4.3

SC.H.3.4.4

SC.H.3.4.6

1.       Review EM & differentiate between visible & non-visible light

2.       Compare/contrast Reflector & Refractor Telescopes (visible).

3.       Complete Telescope Handout w/transparency.

4.       Discuss Non-Visible Observatories & complete computer lab.

5.       HW- Space Spin-offs

Astronomy Picture of Day

EM Radiation-Infrared & Others

Astronomy Ology

Images at Different Wavelengths

EM Radiation & Telescopes Used

Hubble Telescope

Visible Light & EM

Chandra-X-Ray Telescope

Messier List of Space Objects-How Many Can You Find?

Stellar Evolution Images From Chandra

Where is Chandra Right Now (Satellite)

Telescopes (Wikipedia)-See Research & Famous

Monthly  Sky Maps

 Monthly Tour of Night Sky Podcast

 

Timeline for Space Exploration

 

NASA Spin-offs

 

 

Studying Space –CH 26

Movements of Earth-CH 26.2

SC.D.1.4.1

SC.E.1.4.1

1.       Compare rotation & revolution and evidences for each

2.       Coriolis Effect Demonstration p668 & Starry Night Simulation (constellations of 1 day & over time)

3.       Foucault Pendulum Lab

Sky View-Interactive Sky Map

 

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Foucault pendulum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Foucault Pendulum

 

 

 

 

SC.D.1.4.1

SC.E.1.4.1

1.       Discuss Time Zones & IDL (#31-34 p677).  Complete Time Zone handout.

2.       Time Zones lab.

3.       Demonstrate Seasons & complete Sun & Seasons handout.

4.       Angle of Sun’s Rays p673

5.       Daylight Variation or Line Graph

 

Astronomy Picture of Day

Countdown to the Seasons

24 Time Zones

World Time Zones

International Date Line

2000 New Year Eve Celebrations

Daylight-saving Time

Greenwich Mean Time

Wake Island

 

 

Planet of Solar System-CH 27

Formation of SS-CH 27.1

Inner Planets-CH 27.3

SC.D.1.4.4

SC.E.1.4.2

SC.H.1.4.2

 

1.       Read CH 27.1 and complete Formation of Solar System

2.       Read 27.3 & complete Planet Data Table.

3.       View "A Star Is Born"

4.       CH 26 FCAT Prep & Map p682

Astronomy Picture of Day

Nine Planets

Measure Darkness of Your Night Sky

 

 

 

Planet of Solar System-CH 27

Outer Planets-CH 27.4

 

SC.D.1.4.4

SC.E.1.4.2

SC.E.1.4.3

SC.E.2.4.2

SC.E.2.4.6

1.       Read 27.4 & complete Planet Data Table.

2.       View "A Star Is Born"

3.       Mars Exploration Rover-optional

 

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Movie:  Contact

SETI Home

Carl Sagan Bio

Voice Clip of Carl Sagan

 

 

 

 

1.       Guest Speaker-JPL-Mars Mission

2.       Mars Mission Lab-optional

 

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Planet of Solar System-CH 27

Models of SS-CH 27.2

SC.C.2.4.1

SC.E.2.4.2

SC.E.2.4.3

SC.H.1.4.2

SC.H.2.4.2

1.       Space Measurement-partial

2.       Review 27.2-Starry Night for Geocentric vs. Heliocentric; Retrograde Motion; & discuss Kepler's Law 1.

3.       Discuss Kepler’s Law 2 & 3.  (CH 27.2)

4.       Apply Law 3 using Planetary Data p880

5.       Review Newton’s Law of Gravitation.

 

Astronomy Picture of Day

NASA Solar System Videos

 

 

 

SC.E.2.4.6

1.       Complete Ellipse Lab to model Kepler’s Law 1.

2.       Relative Planet Size3.       Create T-Chart & label Similar & Different. List each planet to the left & describe how each planet compares to earth.    Study for test.

 

Astronomy Picture of Day

Exoplanets

Mars Rover Mission

Retrograde

 

 

Minor Bodies of SS-CH 28

Asteroids, Comets, & Meteoroids-CH 28.4

 

1.       Read 28.4 & take detailed notes by creating 3 acrostics:  one for Asteroid, Meteoroid, & Comet.

2.       Vagabond video

3.       Observe Near Earth Asteroids & orbits at www.spaceweather.com

4.       CH 27 FCAT Prep & Map p716

 

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Spaceweather.com

 

Nine Planets

 

Comet Image

 

 

 

 

 

SC.E.2.4.6

1.       Comet Meets Jupiter.

2.       Read & highlight article “Science of Doom”.

Astronomy Picture of Day

1

Minor Bodies of SS-CH 28

Earth’s Moon-CH 28.1

 

1.       Discuss Moon's Composition 

2.       Use  Moon Globes & Map p.752

3.       View “One Step for Mankind” laserdisc and discuss Apollo missions.

4.       Discuss Moon's Origin

5.       “If Earth Had No Moon” video clips

 

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Nine Planets

 

Apollo Program Data Table

 

Apollo Manned Lunar Missions

 

Future Moon Missions

 

Lunar 100-Objects to View on Moon Over 1 Month

 

1

Minor Bodies of SS-CH 28

Movements of Moon- CH 28.2 

 

1.       Discuss eclipses & perform Eclipse Lab (CH 28.2) =

2.       Discuss moon phases & complete Phases of Moon Graph

If Earth Had No Moon

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Lunar & Solar Eclipse Predictions

 

View Lunar Eclipse

 

Solar Eclipse & Sun's Corona

 

 

 

 

1.       Apollo 13 Video

2.       CH 28 FCAT Prep & Map p752.

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Minor Bodies of SS-CH 28

Satellites of Other Planets-CH 28.3

 

1.       Read CH 28.3 & complete Satellites of Other Planets handout

2.       View Hyperspace video

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Nine Planets

 

1

The Sun-CH 29

Structure of Sun-CH 29.1

 

1.       Read CH 29.1 & complete Structure of Sun handout.

2.       View Savage Sun-Part 1

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Nine Planets

 

Spaceweather.com

The Sun

Sun Song

 

SOHO Website

Aurora Slideshow

Auroras & AOL Space Podcast

Sky Tonight-This Week

Tour of Sun

 

 

The Sun-CH 29

Solar Activity-CH 29.2

 

1.       Read CME article & highlight.

2.       View Savage Sun-Part 2

3.       CH 29 FCAT Prep & Map p.772

Astronomy Picture of Day

 

Nine Planets

 

Spaceweather.com

 

 

1

Stars, Galaxies, & Universe-CH 30

 

1.       Discuss Star Composition, Motion, & Magnitude-CH 30-Stars & BBT

2.       Review EM Spectra & complete Mystery Spectra HO with gas tubes & spectroscopes

3.       Perform Flame Test.

4.       Parallax Lab

Flame Tests

27-1 Stars and Galaxies PowerPoint

 

Periodic Table & Spectrum of Light

Interior Structure of Stars

file:///U:/My Web Sites/ess1/PowerPoint/life_cycles_v2.1.ppt

Stellar Evolution/Equilibrium

Stars: Energy & Gravity

Star Evolution-Interactive

Hubble Telescope

Hands On Universe Activities

 

 

 

1.       Read 30.2 and complete Stellar Evolution Notes

2.       View Cosmic Odyssey-Stellar Evolution 3

3.       Complete Star Classification

 

Gravity vs. Energy in Stars

Massive Supernova from Chandra Observatory

HR Diagram & Stellar Evolution Simulation

McDougal/Littell Earth Science Book

 

Messier List of Space Objects-How Many Can You Find?

Stellar Evolution Images From Chandra

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.       Complete Life Cycle of Sun-HR Diagram

2.       View Cosmic Odyssey-Stellar Evolution 30

 

Constellations

Stars & Constellations

 

 

 

1.       Describe constellations characteristics

2.       Discuss types of galaxies.

3.       Assign each student a star & use Starry Night to collect data. o explain Big Bang Theory

Star Computer Lab

 

 

 

 

1.       View Space Measurement

2.       Discuss Big Bang Theory and complete Doppler Shift Graph

3.       Complete CH 30 FCAT Prep & Map p.804.

 

 

Minerals of Earth’s Crust-CH 5

What Is A Mineral-CH 5.1

 

1.       Read 5.1 & complete Mineral Map

2.       Complete Economically Important Minerals to illustrate chemical composition.

3.       Explain Minerals Around The House Poster & due date. See page 157 for more information.

Mineral Groups

 

Diamond's Science Behind Sparkle

 

Diamonds In The Sky

 

Gemstone Primer

 

 

Minerals of Earth’s Crust-CH 5

Identifying Minerals-CH 5.2

 

1.       Read 5.2 & take notes to use in Mineral Id Lab.

2.       Use laser disc-Earth Discovery to illustrate notes.

3.       Complete CH 5 FCAT Prep & Map 122.

Diamond's Journey Video

 

Mineral ID Key

Minerals & Rocks

What Is A Diamond?

Humans & Minerals Used

Homework Help for Students-Minerals

 

Tomoka Gem & Mineral Coupon & Directions

Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society

3 Types of Rocks & Characteristics

Mineral Uses by Element

Common Mineral Uses by Element

Mineral Photos

 

Rocks-CH 6

Rocks & Rock Cycle-CH6.1

Igneous Rock-CH 6.2

 

1.       Discuss 6.1-Rock Types & Cycle. 

2.       Complete Rocks Guided Reading through igneous.

3.       Discuss igneous formation, & crystals development.

4.       Observe & draw Igneous Rock samples

Smithsonian Museum Mineral Gallery

Mineral Identification Key

 Mineral Classes

Minerals

Minerals We Use Everyday

Mineral Gallery

 

 

 

1.       Crystal Formation Lab p130

2.       Crystallization Lab.

3.       View Rock video-cycle & igneous portion.

Igneous Rocks

Current Volcanoes

 

 

Rocks-CH 6

Sedimentary Rocks-CH 6.3

Metamorphic Rocks-CH 6.4

 

1.       Observe & record Crystal labs.

2.       Define sedimentary (6.3), formation, features. Finish Rocks Guided Reading.

3.       Observe & draw sedimentary samples.

4.       Define metamorphic (6.4) & formations, foliated/unfoliated.

 

 

 

 

1.       Observe & draw metamorphic samples.

2.       Write detailed notes for each rock type by writing an ACROSTIC for each.  Spell each rock vertically in capital letters. Each note begins with the capital letter.

3.       Finish Rock Video

4.       Complete CH 6 FCAT Prep

Acrostic Examples-use as a way to take science notes

 

Rock Identification Tables

Acrostic Directions

 

 

 

1.       Edible Rock Lab

2.       Complete Map p152 (explanation of era & periods).

3.       Discuss Moon Rocks p153.

 

 

Resources & Energy-CH 7

Mineral Resources-CH 7.1

Nonrenewable Resources-CH 7.2

 

1.       Read and discuss CH 7.1.   Relate to Mineral Poster.

2.       Read 7.2,  7.3, & 7.4  & complete Non-Renewable & Renewable Data Table  

 

Senate Proposes Requirement For Renewable Energy In Florida - News Story - WFTV Orlando

 

Arctic Refuge drilling controversy

 

Energy Controversy & Artic Oil Drilling

 

US Department of Energy

DOE - Fossil Energy: How Fossil Fuels Were Formed

Coal Facts

 

 

Resources & Energy-CH 7

Renewable Resources-CH 7.3

Resources & Conservation-CH 7.4

 

1.       Computer Lab-find 3 websites for assigned energy resource.  Take notes & write references.

2.       Read energy article & share with peers.

3.       CH 7 FCAT Prep p176-7 & Map p180.

Vive Les Nuke!

Map of US Nuclear Plants

Take A Ride In A Mine

 

Rock Record-CH 8

Determining Relative Age-CH 8.1

Determining Absolute Age-CH 8.2

 

1.       Review 7.4 & complete Human & Global Climate Change.

2.       Discuss & complete Guided Reading for Rock Record Guided Notes

3.       Review isotopes p83 &  Uranium 238 Decay Series

 

 

Periodic Table of Isotopes

 

 

 

 

1.       Review absolute age.

2.       Complete paper lab p194. 

3.       Radiometric Decay Lab. 

4.       Create Excel graph for last data table in lab.

5.       CH 8 FCAT Prep p204 & Map p208.

Isotopes & Radioactivity Decay

Radioactive Decay Simulation

Radioactive Decay Theories

Radioactive Decay Calculator

 

 

Rock Record-CH 8

Fossil Record-CH 8.3

 

1.       Discuss & complete Guided Reading for 8.3 & 9.1.  Discuss evolution & natural selection.

2.       Complete Index History p232-3. Step 7-only repeat for one other arrangement (not all four).

Whale Evolution video

Whale Dig Site

Whale Skull Images

Peppered moth evolution

 

A View of Earth’s Past-CH 9

Geologic Time-CH 9.1

 

1.       Earth's Geological HistoryHonors

2.       Geologic Time Scale p.212-Standard

Evolution -- Paleontology & Fossil Record

 

Geological Time Scalel

Geological Time Scale

 

 

 

1.       Discuss Glaciers (CH 17.1 & 17.3) and effect on global climate.

2.       Complete Ice Ages & Milankovitch Theory handout.

3.       Complete CH 9 FCAT Prep p 230-1 & Map p234.

Ice Ages

Ice Ages Blamed on Tilted Earth

National Snow and Ice Data Center

 

 

 

1.       Discuss Climate Change (25.3)

2.       View "Global Warming-What You Should Know".  Part 1.   Global Warming w/T   Global Warming w/Tom Brokaw Guided Notes

3.       Complete Global Warming Guided Notes handout.

4.       Create Clues From Past Climates graphs.

Past & Recent Climate Change

NOAA Climate Models/Data

Hurricanes & Global Warming

 

 

 

1.       View "Global Warming-What You Should Know". Part 2.

2.       Complete Guided Reading handout.

3.       Complete Clues From Past Climates.

Global Fossil Fuel Emissions

Global Warming-Early Signs Map balance 

World View of Global Warming

 

 

 

1.       Carbon Dioxide Lab.

2.       View "Global Warming-What You Should Know". Part 3

3.       Complete Guided Reading handout.

EPA’s Personal Greenhouse Gas Calculator

Miles Per Gallon & CO2 Emissions

 

 

 

1.       View "Global Warming-What You Should Know". Part 4

2.       Global Warming w/Tom Brokaw Guided Notes

3.       Finish Carbon Dioxide Lab.

 

Greenhouse Gases & CFC Graph

20 Steps To Undo Global Warming

 

 

 

 

1.       Discuss Atmosphere Characteristics (22.1) & complete Levels of Earth's Atmosphere

2.       Discuss Solar Energy & Atmosphere (22.2)

3.       Complete Greenhouse Gases & Absorbed Solar Radiation handouts.

 

 

 

 

1.       Discuss Ozone Hole p556 & complete Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Graph.

2.       Review radiation, conduction, & convection as methods of heat transfer.

3.       Discuss Coriolis Effect in atmosphere circulation and rotation.

4.       Review global & local winds.  Complete wind map.

Greenhouse Gases & CFC Graph

 

 

 

1.       Complete CH 24 Guided Reading handout.

2.       View Weather Video

3.       Describe the formation of severe weather (24.2)

4.       Explain how meteorological tools are used to measure & predict atmospheric conditions.

 

 

 

 

1.       Explain how weather map is created & interpreted (24.3)

2.       Weather Map Lab-page 626-7 or Synoptic Weather Maps

 

 

 

 

1.       Discuss  Soil Study & Erosion(CH 14.1)

2.       View Raging Rapids-Niagara Falls.  Take notes about Niagara as it related to fossil record, erosion, & geological time.

 

 

 

 

1.       Finish Niagara Fall video. 

2.       Relate erosion to Niagara Falls video, caves, & aquifer.

3.       Mechanical Weathering Lab p345.

 

 

 

Weathering & Erosion-CH 14

Weathering Process-CH 14.1

Soil-CH 14.3

 

 

1.       Discuss Soil Characteristics & composition (CH 14.3)

2.      Fill empty plastics water bottle half full of soil from your yard.

Soil Laboratoryp370-1

Cave Video footage

 

Weathering & Erosion-CH 14

Erosion-CH 14.4

 

2.       Read excerpt from “Grapes of Wrath”.  Discuss soil erosion & conservation (CH 14.4)

.       CH 14 FCAT Prep p368-9 & Map p372.

 

 

Glaciers-CH 17

Wind & Water-CH 18

Waves-CH 19

 

1.  Discuss erosion by means of glaciers (17.2) wind & waves (CH 18.1 & 18.2)

 

 

Water Planet- CH 19.1  (ocean divisions, oceanography, sonar, continental margins vs. deep-ocean basins)

 

 

1.       Discuss ocean division, history of oceanography, & ocean formations.  Complete CH 19.1 & 19.2 Guided Reading.

2.       Complete Oceans Map.

3.       Oceans Video

 

 

 

Properties of Ocean Water- CH 20 .1  (dissolved gases & temperature, carbon sink, dissolved solids, salinity,

 

1.       Discuss ocean composition (CH 20.1).

2.       Discuss ocean currents (21.1)

3.       Discuss ocean waves.  Rip current safety.

4.       Discuss how tides are created.

5.       Oceans video.

 

 

 

 

1.       CH 10.1 Notes handout. Relate to CH 2 Earth’s Interior.

2.       Seafloor Spreading Lab-NOTE:  make 5 measurements & average instead of 3.  .

Earth Week-View Map for Weekly Events

Navy Sub Hits Uncharted Rock

Inconsistent Magnetic Fields

 

 

 

   Perform Density of Earth Lab

 

 

Plate tectonics animation

Tectonic Plates

 

 

 

 

1.       View Plate tectonics animation

2.       Complete Tectonic Boundaries using color Tectonic Plates Map

3.       Complete FCAT Prep p264-5 & Maps in Action p268 

 

Plate Tectonics : Plate Boundaries

A Science Odyssey: You Try It: Plate Tectonics

 

 

 

1.       Read Fold vs. Fault (CH 11.1) p275-278.

2.       Peanut Butter/Jelly Lab

3.       Complete CH 11 FCAT Prep p.288-9

4.       Discuss Disappearing Mediterranean p293

Website

 

 

 

 

1.       Discuss how earthquakes and complete CH 12 Guided Reading.

2.       View Earth Discovery laser disk

3.       Finding An Epicenter Lab p314-315.

 

Latest Earthquakes-USGS

Faultline-Seismic Science

Wave Demo

Tsunami-Dec. 2004

New photos of rapidly approaching Tsunami waves

 

 

 

1.       View “Great Quake of 89” laser disk.

2.       Complete CH 12 FCAT Prep & Map 316.

 

 

 

 

1.       Discuss volcanoes and complete CH 13 Guided Reading handout.

2.       Earth Discovery laser disk images.

3.       Observe samples of pyroclastic material in kits.

4.       Model cinder volcano activity.

5.       Complete CH 13 FCAT Prep p.334-5 & Map338.

Volcanism-see map at bottom

Mount St. Helen Video Cam