Earth Science
Syllabus

Hydrosphere Overview-
4/3 Check In, Go over test (Test copy for corrections)
4/4 Water Cycle notes, Read/Notes, vocab CH 14
4/5 Ocean Notes (Read Ch 22.2, 22.3)
4/6 Ocean Notes CH 24
4/7 Start Lake Ecology
4/10 Water on the Web Lake Ecology Webquest
4/11 No Juniors- Testing (Senior Work Day)
4/12 Water Quality Notes,
Lake Turnover Notes, Lake Zones
4/13 No Juniors- Testing (Senior Work Day)
4/14 No School
4/17 Preliminary Water Quality Lab
4/18 Finish Water Quality Lab, Soil Testing Lab
4/19Labs
4/20 Labs
4/21 Labs
4/24 Jackson Lake Prep
4/25 Jackson Lake Trip - Jackson Lake Analysis Packet
4/26 Soil PH
4/27 Climate Characteristics
4/28 Soil Characteristics w/ Vanroekel
5/1 Finish Climate Characteristics
5/2-5/12  Work on Final Paper - Final Paper Requirements
5/12 Seniors Papers Due
5/16 Other Students Papers Due



CH  13- Surface Water - Vocab
2/28 13.1 Streams/Rivers notes; HMWK Read/Notes 13.2
3/1  work Day, Checked 13.2 notes. Complete 13.2 Vocab (check tomorrow)
3/2 13.3 Notes (on your own)
3/3 Read/Notes 13.4
3/6 River System Activity
3/7 Finish River system activity
3/8 Colorado River Story Part 1 Article Jigsaw Activity -- Objectives & Links
3/9 Colorado River Story Part 1 Article Jigsaw Activity
3/13 Colorado River Story Part 2
3/14 Start Part 3 a-b
3/15-3/20 Part 3 finish
3/21 Colorado River:Running Empty Movie
3/22 Review
3/23 CH 13, Colorado River Story TEST
3/24 Movie day & burritos fundraiser
3/25-4/2 SPRING BREAK!

CH 12- Weathering Soil & Erosion - Vocab Sheet
2/9 Weathering Notes
2/10 Finish Weathering Notes, Videos
2/13 Read/Notes 12.2, Section 12.2 Review
2/14 Start Mass Movement Notes
2/15 Finish Mass Movement Notes
2/16 Took Notes 12.4, did 12.4 section Review on own. Completed Vocab Sheet
2/21 Effect of Temp on Chemical Weathering Lab
2/22 Finish Lab
2/23 Vocab Review
2/24 CH 12 Written Review  TEST MONDAY!!!
2/27 CH 12 Test   CH 12 & 6 Notebook Check Criteria



CH 6- Rocks 
1/25 Intro to Rocks
1/26 Igneous Rock Notes
1/31 Sedimentary Notes
2/1 Finish Sedimentary Notes   Test Corrections Due tomorrow
2/2 Snow Day
2/3 Metamorphic Rock Read/Notes
2/6 Compare Contrast Types of Rocks
2/7 Compare Contrast Types of Rocks Key
2/8 CH 6 Quiz/Test

Test for Corrections


CH 5- Atoms to Minerals
1/4 Check-In & 2nd Semester Expectations
1/5 Warm Up    5.1 Notes          Matter Flow chart
1/6 Finish notes
1/9 Expectations Due; 5.2 Mineral Characteristics Notes  Assigned: Mineral Webquest
1/10 Mineral Webquest/project Work Day
1/11 Mineral Projects Due!   Mineral Identification Notes 
1/12 Earth's Rocky Start Video; Vocab Quiz
1/13 Finish Earth's Rocky Start Video- 1 page notes DUE
1/17 Mineral Identification Lab
1/18 Finish Mineral Identification Lab    Vocab Sheet   Test Tuesday??
1/19 vocab review, finished lab, warmup
1/20 Warm up; Assigned Major Mineral Groups FoldableTEST TUESDAY
1/23 Grade/Go over Foldable; Review for test
1/24 Ch 5 Test (Notebook check: syllabus, matter flow chart; vocab sheet; notes 5.1,5.2, 5.3,5.4; Vocab Quiz; Warmups: 1/6,1/11 (exit slip),1/19, 1/20)

Test for Corrections!


Semester 1 Final Review

Unit 5- Earth's Beginnings
11/3 Plate Tectonics Notes    pg. 175 #1-5 
11/4 Boundaries Notes and Bill Nye Video 
11/7 Boundaries Foldable
11/8 Boundaries & Earth's Core Notes -- Read 8.4 Notes 
11/9 Work Day 
11/14 Review
11/15 Ch 8 Test
11/16-18 (Simbeck Out) Work with Van
11/21 Making of North America Documentary (Turn in Summary)
11/22 Finish Documentary
11/28 Guided Notes CH 29
11/29 Rock Correlation Lab
11/30 Radioactive Decay of MnMium Lab
12/1-12/2 Lab Work
12/5 Creating a Geologic Time Scale Part 1
12/6 Lab Work
12/7 Lab Work--- Must be ready to do Part 2 TOMORROW! Homework: Read 30.1 & Take Notes
12/8 Constructing a Geologic Time Scale Part 2
12/12 Ch 29 & 30 Review
12/13 Review - Quiz Tomorrow
12/14 CH 29 & 30 Quiz
12/15-12/16 Review for Final
12/20 Semester 1 Final



Unit 4 Formation/History of Earth and Moon
10/12 Watch Movie, Write/Turn in Summary
10/13 Collective Notes
10/13-10/18 National Geographic Documentary
10/19 Earth's Formation/History Notes
10/20 Finished Notes, Made Vocab Sheet:
Rotation, revolution, latitude, longitude, Coriolis Effect, Differentiation, Prime meridian, international date line, crust, mantle, core, parallax, summer solstice, winter solstice, Tropic of Cancer, equinox (vernal, autumnal)
10/24 Formation of Moon notes
10/25 Birth of the Moon Video & summary or notes 
10/26-28 Moon Lab & Moon Phases Model
10/31 Unit Review
Test Wednesday!!
11/1 Review
11/2 TEST

Unit 3 The Solar System 
9/21 The Cosmos- Secrets of the Solar System Movie 
9/22 Scale of Solar System Simulation 
9/26 Scale Model of Solar System & Presentation Work Time -- Prompt
9/27 Model Work Time
9/28 Finish Models   Start Presentations
9/29 Solar System Project Presentations
10/3-10/4 Presentations
10/5 Scale of Solar System Activity
10/6-10/7 S.S Notes
10/10 Review
10/11 Test


Unit 2 The Sun, Stars, Space

The Sun Powerpoint
Monday 9-12  Constellation Web Activity 
Tuesday 9-13 Constellations Rubric 
9/19 Review for Test 
9/20 Test


Unit 1 Experimental Design:
Experimental Design PowerPoint
Design an Experiment Assignment
Rubric for Design an Experiment 
Experimental Design Warm Ups 
Experimental Design Review     Key