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					                                                      Henry County Schools
                                                  Middle Science Curriculum Map
                                                             2008-2009
                                                               Units

   TIME      STANDARDS/                  ESSENTIAL                               SKILLS                  ASSESSMENTS            RESOURCES
              CONTENT                QUESTIONS/ENDURING
                                      UNDERSTANDINGS

  2 weeks   Unit: Introduction   Introduction to Earth Science E.Q.          Experimental design        Scientific            “Teaching the
            to Earth Science     1. What strategies are involved in          Identify steps of           Method foldable        Scientific
            and Scientific           solving a scientific problem?            Scientific Method           (6 tab)                Method” book
            Method               2. What topics do Earth scientists          Recognize                  Year long on-         Glencoe Ch. 1
                                     study?                                   vocabulary of               going foldable         sections 1, 2
            S6CS1 a, b           3. What types of actions create a safe       dependent and               study guide           Glencoe Lab
            S6CS2 a, b, c            working lab environment?                 independent                 development            pg. 23
            S6CS3 d                                                           variable and control                              Spongebob
            S6CS4 a              Introduction to Earth Science E.U.          Identify/differentiate                             activities
            S6CS6 a, c           1. Science is a process of observing,        the topic of Earth                                Lab safety
            S6CS7 a                  studying, and thinking about             Science.                                           comic strip
            S6CS8 a, b, c            things in order to gain knowledge.                                                         Year long on-
            S6CS9 a, b, c, d                                                                                                     going foldable
                                                                                                                                 study guide
                                                                                                                                 development
                                                                                                                                Acid rain
                                                                                                                                 investigation
                                                                                                                                DOE website
                                                                                                                                “Science Fair”
                                                                                                                                 activity
                                                                                                                                 simulation
                                                                                                                                GA-OAS




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                                                   Henry County Schools
                                               Middle Science Curriculum Map
                                                          2008-2009
                                                            Units


    TIME      STANDARDS/                  ESSENTIAL                            SKILLS               ASSESSMENTS              RESOURCES
               CONTENT                QUESTIONS/ENDURING
                                       UNDERSTANDINGS

   4 weeks   Unit A: Studying   Studying Soil Unit E.Q.                       S6CS                 EOU- A (test           SePup Unit A
             Soil               1. What are the characteristics of soil?      Observation/          SePup)                  activities 1-12
                                2. How does the composition of soil            description of       Lab report          (eliminate
             S6CS1 a               vary?                                       soil                 Activity 12-        activities 7 and 8)
             S6CS2 a, b         3. How does soil help plants grow?            Identify what         culminating          Glencoe Ch. 7
             S6CS3 a            4. How do scientists describe soil?            organic matter        activity                section 2
             S6CS4 b            5. How does human activity affect soil         is and why           Analysis             CRCT Coach
             S6CS5 a               erosion?                                    and how it is         questions at end        book lesson 22
             S6CS6 b                                                           needed for            of each activity     Glencoe-
             S6CS7 b            Studying Soil Unit E.U.                        plant growth          (scored)                CRCT practice
             S6CS8 a            1. Soil is composed of weathered rock                               Concept map or       Dinah Zike
             S6CS9 a, b         and organic matter; a natural resource                               mini-book               folders
             S6E5 g, h          that must be monitored, managed, and                                Soil description/    Glencoe.com
                                protected.                                                           particle size        GA-OAS
                                                                                                     folder-SG
                                                                                                    Quizzes
                                                                                                    Uncovering
                                                                                                     Student Ideas in
                                                                                                     Science: Vol.3
                                                                                                     pg. 147




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                                                   Henry County Schools
                                               Middle Science Curriculum Map
                                                          2008-2009
                                                            Units

    TIME       STANDARDS/                 ESSENTIAL                             SKILLS           ASSESSMENTS        RESOURCES
                CONTENT               QUESTIONS/ENDURING
                                       UNDERSTANDINGS

   5 weeks   Unit B: Rocks and   Rocks and Minerals Unit E.Q.                 S6CS (on             EOU tests      Sepup:
             Minerals            1. How are rocks classified?                  going)               Analysis      Activity #12-23
                                 2. How do rocks continuously change          Identify and          questions:     Rock cycle rap
             S6CS1 b                as they are subjected to Earth’s           test properties   Sepup:             CRCT Coach
             S6CS2 a, b             processes?                                 of rocks and      Activity 13 #3       Book: lessons
             S6CS3 b             3. What do natural resources look like?       minerals          Activity 14 #5       17, 18, 21, 24
             S6CS5 b             4. Why are some resources considered         Identify          Activity 16 #3     Glencoe CRCT
             S6CS6 a, b, c          renewable while others are not?            products made     Activity 20 #3       Practice
             S6CS7 b             5. How do fossils provide evidence of         from natural      Activity 22 #6     Glencoe: Ch.
             S6CS8 a                changes on Earth?                          resources          Quick checks       3-5, 13
             S6CS9 a, b, c       6. How can minerals be defined by            Compare            Lab write-ups    Foldables:
                                    their properties?                          renewable/                         TE pg. 61, 89, 119
                                                                               non-renewable                        Brainpop
                                 Rocks and Minerals Unit E.U.                  resources                              videos
                                 1. Minerals are natural resources that       Classify rocks                       Science
                                    compose much of the Earth’s crust          based on                               notebook
                                    and can be identified by their             formation                              (consumable)
                                    physical properties.                   
                                 2. Rocks continuously change as they
                                                                               Describe                             Glencoe.com
                                                                               changes on
                                    are subjected to the process of the        Earth using the
                                    rock cycle.                                fossil record
                                                                              Identify types
                                                                               of rocks based
                                                                               on
                                                                               characteristics
                                                                              Model
                                                                               sedimentary
                                                                               rock formation
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             Henry County Schools
         Middle Science Curriculum Map
                    2008-2009
                      Units
                                   Build a rock
                                    cycle
                                   Describe
                                    relative age of
                                    fossils based
                                    on location in
                                    rock layers




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                                                    Henry County Schools
                                                Middle Science Curriculum Map
                                                           2008-2009
                                                             Units


    TIME      STANDARDS/                   ESSENTIAL                            SKILLS             ASSESSMENTS           RESOURCES
               CONTENT                 QUESTIONS/ENDURING
                                        UNDERSTANDINGS

   3 weeks   Unit C: Erosion and Erosion and Deposition Unit E.Q.              Build a              E.O.U. Test       Sepup activities:
             Deposition          1. What happens when sediment is               topographical        Quick checks       pg. 24-35 (some
                                    moved from one place to another?            map                  Lab Analysis       can be teacher
             S6CS1 b             2. What is the difference between             Identify              Questions          demonstrations)
             S6CS3 a                mechanical and chemical                     agents of            Lap reports       CRCT Coach
             S6CS5 a, b             weathering?                                 erosion                                  Book: lessons
             S6CS7 b             3. How is Earth material transported          Compare                                  12, 20, 23
             S6CS9 d                from one place to another?                  chemical/                               Glencoe CRCT
                                 4. What is the relationship among              mechanical                               practice
             S6E5 e, h              weathering, erosion, and deposition?        weathering                              Glencoe Ch. 7-9
                                 5. What is the relationship of Earth          Build a river                           Foldables: TE
             S6E3 d                 processes to human activity?                model                                    pg. 181, 209, 237
                                 6. How do waves affect beach                  Explain
                                    landforms?                                  deposition
                                                                                and how it
                                  Erosion and Deposition Unit E.Q.              affects
                                  1. Earth processes such as erosion,           landforms
                                  deposition, and human activity affect the    Describe
                                  shape of the land.                            characteristics
                                                                                of waves
                                                                               Identify
                                                                                causes of
                                                                                waves




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                                                Henry County Schools
                                            Middle Science Curriculum Map
                                                       2008-2009
                                                         Units

    TIME       STANDARDS/              ESSENTIAL                             SKILLS                ASSESSMENTS            RESOURCES
                CONTENT            QUESTIONS/ENDURING
                                    UNDERSTANDINGS

   5 weeks   Unit D: Plate   Plate Tectonics Unit E.Q.                      Identify              Self-checks          Lab pg. 279(G)
             Tectonics       1. What are the mechanisms of plate             models                Analysis             Lab pg. 285(G)
                                 movement?                                  Interpret data         Questions            Lab pg. 291
             S6CS1 b         2. How do plate tectonics affect               Make                  Projects             Puzzle-Sepup
             S6CS3 a             landforms?                                  inferences             Unit Tests          Mini-labs pg.
             S6CS4 b         3. What is the evidence supporting              from data             CFA’s                 274(G)
             S6CS5 b             continental drift?                         Create tables,        Accommodations       Lab pg. 309(G)
             S6CS6 a, c      4. Why are earthquakes associated with          charts, and            for specific         Lab pg. 312(G)
             S6CS8 b, c          plate boundaries?                           graphs                 students (SpEd,      Lab pg. 321(G)
             S6CS9 d         5. Can’t read question!                     
                             6. What are the causes of plate
                                                                             Draw                   gifted)              Lab pg. 334(G)
                                                                             conclusions           Rubrics              Lab pg. 344(G)
             S6E5 a, d, e        tectonics?                                 Organize              Quizzes              Lab pg. 350(G)
             S6E3 c          7. How are plate tectonics and                  scientific
                                 continental drift related?                                                              Sea floor
                                                                             information                                  spreading lab
                             8. How do plate tectonics relate to the
                                                                            Analyze                                     Glencoe.com
                                 ocean floor topography?                     scientific data
                             9. Can’t read question!                                                                     CRCT Coach
                                                                                                                          book
                             Plate Tectonics Unit E.U.                                                                   Foldables
                             1. The theory of plate tectonics
                                 explains the formation of many of
                                 Earth’s features and geologic events.




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                                                     Henry County Schools
                                                 Middle Science Curriculum Map
                                                            2008-2009
                                                              Units

   TIME      STANDARDS/       ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/ENDURING                        SKILLS           ASSESSMENTS                RESOURCES
              CONTENT               UNDERSTANDINGS

  6 weeks   Unit E: Weather   Weather and Atmosphere Unit E.Q.                   S6CS (on            Lab reports           CRCT Coach:
            and Atmosphere    1. What is the structure of the Earth’s             going)              End of unit test       lessons 10-15, 25-
                                  atmosphere?                                    Students will       Analysis               26
            S6CS1             2. What is the composition of Earth’s               be able to           questions             Sepup activities
            S6CS2 b               atmosphere?                                     locate global       Quick checks           50-70
            S6CS3 a, d        3. How does Earth’s rotation affect global          wind areas on       Uncovering            Glencoe book
            S6CS4 b               winds and surface currents?                     a globe/map          Student Ideas in       Unit 5 Ch. 15-19
            S6CSd a, b        4. How is energy transferred through the           Students will        Science: Vol.1        Science notebook
            S6CS6 a, c            atmosphere?                                     describe/            pg. 155, Vol. 3       Glencoe CRCT
            S6CS8 a           5. What features of Earth affect climate?           demonstrate          pg. 155, 163,          Practice
            S6CS9 c           6. What is the difference between weather           the water            171                   www.sepuplhs.org
                                  and climate?                                    cycle                                      www.glencoe.com
            S6E2 c            7. How is water cycled through the                 Students will
            S6E3 a, b, c, d       environment?                                    predict future
            S6E4 a, b, c      8. How is the water cycle related to                weather after
            S6E6 a                weather patterns and climate?                   gathering
                              9. What is the distribution of fresh and salt       weather
                                  water on Earth?                                 related data
                              10. What are the causes of Earth’s currents?       Create graphs
                                                                                 Interpret data
                              Weather and Atmosphere Unit E.U.
                              1. The movement of the Earth and the
                                 unequal heating of Earth’s surface
                                 cause weather patterns and events.
                              2. Water continuously cycles through the
                                 environment.
                              3. Oceans are important sources of water,
                                 energy, and minerals.


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                                                   Henry County Schools
                                               Middle Science Curriculum Map
                                                          2008-2009
                                                            Units

    TIME       STANDARDS/                 ESSENTIAL                             SKILLS             ASSESSMENTS              RESOURCES
                CONTENT               QUESTIONS/ENDURING
                                       UNDERSTANDINGS

   4 weeks   Unit F: Earth in   Earth in Space Unit E.Q.                      S6CS (on              Self-checks          Glencoe CRCT
             Space              1. How does Earth’s tilt affect seasons?       going)                Analysis              practice
                                2. How do Earth and the moon                  Use computer           questions            Sepup
             S6CS1                 intersect to cause the moon phases?         simulation of         Lab: moon             activities 71-84
             S6CS3 b            3. How does the interaction of Earth,          seasons                phases and           Glencoe Ch.
             S6CS5 a               moon, and Sun cause an eclipse?            Use models and         eclipse pg. 675       23-24
             S6CS6 a, c         4. What are the differences between            diagrams to           CFA                  Foldables
             S6CS9 c               rotation and revolution?                    demonstrate           MAP test             CRCT Coach
                                5. Why does the Sun seem to rise and           moon phases           Unit tests            Book: lessons
             S6E1 d                set?                                       Use models to         Notebooks             7-9
             S6E2 a, b, c       6. How does the position of the moon                                                    
                                                                               demonstrate           Quizzes               TE pg. 663-
                                   relative to Earth affect tides?             solar and lunar       OAS                   670 Sepup
                                                                               eclipse               Sepup activity        Activity 79
                                Earth in Space Unit E.U.                      Use model to           76                   Glencoe TE
                                1. Many common observations, such as           demonstrate                                  pg. 661 Sepup
                                seasons, eclipses, and lunar phases, are       rotation and                                 Activity 72
                                caused by interactions between the Sun,        revolution                                  Sepup Activity
                                Earth, and moon.                              Interpret data                               82
                                                                               for tides from                              Glencoe ch. 18
                                                                               charts
                                                                              Uncovering
                                                                               Student Ideas in
                                                                               Science: Vol.1
                                                                               pg. 177, 183
                                                                               Vol. 2 pg. 171,
                                                                               177, 185 Vol. 3
                                                                               pg. 177, 185


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                                                    Henry County Schools
                                                Middle Science Curriculum Map
                                                           2008-2009
                                                             Units

    TIME       STANDARDS/                  ESSENTIAL                              SKILLS             ASSESSMENTS               RESOURCES
                CONTENT                QUESTIONS/ENDURING
                                        UNDERSTANDINGS

   4 weeks   Unit G: Exploring    Exploring the Solar System Unit E.Q.          Use venn              Self-checks           Glencoe Ch. 24
             the Solar System     1. What is the difference between              diagrams to           Analysis              CRCT Coach
                                     heliocentric and geocentric theories?       compare                Questions              Book: lesson 1,
             S6CS3 b, d           2. How do comets, asteroids, and               heliocentric and      CFA                    2, 3, 5, 6
             S6CS5 b                 meteors differ?                             geocentric            MAP test
             S6CS7 b              3. What role does gravity play in the          theories              Unit Test
             S6CS9 e                 motion of objects in space?                Use foldable to       Notebooks
                                  4. What features make each planet              define/ describe      Quizzes
             S6E1 a, b, c, e, f      unique?                                     comets,               OAS
                                  5. What is Earth’s position in the             asteroids, and
                                     universe?                                                         Uncovering
                                                                                 meteors                Student Ideas in
                                  6. What is the Big Bang Theory?               Demonstrate            Science Vol.3
                                  7. How are gravity and inertia related         examples of            pg. 191
                                     in planetary motion?                        inertia and
                                                                                 circular motion
                                  Exploring the Solar System Unit E.U.          Use research
                                  1. The solar system consists of planets        skills to locate
                                     and their moons, comets,                    and record
                                     meteoroids, and asteroids that all          planetary
                                     orbit the Sun.                              information in a
                                  2. The universe is made up of stars and        data chart
                                     galaxies.                                  Create a
                                                                                 diagram
                                                                                 showing your
                                                                                 location in the
                                                                                 Universe



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