Environmental Science Comprehensive Curriculum Pacing Chart 2009-2010 by BradThorn

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									                  Environmental Science Comprehensive Curriculum
                              Pacing Chart 2009-2010
     UNIT                Book           Glencoe                 TOPIC                                ACTIVITIES
                                                                 With GLEs                                 With GLEs
                         Holt            Earth
                         2004           Science
Unit 1: Environment   Ch. 1                            Introduction to                  Pre–course survey p.3
Earth                                                  Environmental Science               SI 6
                                                                                        Media coverage: Newspaper, magazine article
6 weeks                                                                                    projects, TV news and specials, and internet
                                                                                           SI 6, 8, 9,12
                      Ch. 2.1; p. 558   p. 151, 177,   Scientific method                Activity 5 p. 5
                                        181               SI 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11,      SI 3, 4, 7, 9
                                                         12                                SE6
                                                       Lab safety                          ESS 20
                                                                                        Activity: Opening Safety p. 3
                      Ch. 3.3, 13,      Atmosphere     Earth Systems:                   Activity 1
                      3.2, p. 330,      p. 228 -236       Geosphere                        SI 7
                      331, 343                               ESS 9, 12                     SE 1
                                                          Biosphere                     Activity 3
                                                             SE 1, 6, 7                 Activity 2 (second part)
                                                             ES 2, 15                   Activity 6
                                                          Hydrosphere                   Activity 4
                                                             ES 2, 8,
                                                             SE 20
                                                          Atmosphere
                                                             ES 8, 9, 15
                                                          Cryosphere
                                                             ES 2, 8, 15
                      Ch. 5 .2, 1.3,    p. 490-91,     Earth Cycles:                    Activity 6
                      11.1, 5.2         231, 254-         Biogeochemical                   SI 6
                                        276                  SE 13                         SE 7
                                                          Hydrological                     ESS 2, 13, 15
                                                       O, C,N, P Cycles
                                                          SE 6 ,7 ,15, 21
Unit 2: Development   Ch. 4.3         Taxonomy                    Activity 1 p. 12
& Succession in                         LS 18, 19                   SI 2
Ecosystems                                                          SE1
                                                                    LS18, 19
10 weeks              Ch. 6.2         Biomes                      Activity 4
                                         SE 2                       SI 6, 7
                                      Louisiana Wetlands            SE 1,2,6
                                         ESS 19-20                Activity 7 p. 29
                                         SE 16, 20, 26, 27
                                         ESS 19, 20, 22
                      Ch. 4.1, 5.1,   Ecosystems:                 Activity 2
                      8.2                Interrelationship          SI 2, 5, 7
                                             SE 1 , 3, 8            SE3, 8
                                             SI 2, 3, 4, 10, 13   Activity 3
                                         Adaptation & Evolution     SI 5, 6
                                             SE 9                   SE 12
                      Ch. 5.3         Succession                  Activity 5
                                         SE5                        SI 6
                                                                    SE 5, 8, 9
                                                                  Activity 6
                                                                    SI 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
                                                                    SE 8, 9
                      Ch. 10          Biodiversity                Activity 7 p. 16
                                         SE 10, 11, 14               SI 5, 6, 8, 11, 13
                                         SI 9, 10                   SE 5, 6, 27
                                                                  Activity 10
                                                                    SI 2, 6, 8, 10, 11
                                                                    SE 8, 9, 10
                      Ch. 8.1         Population Dynamics         Activity 3
                                        SI 1, 5, 6, 7, 8            SI 5, 6
                                        SE 4 ,12                    SE 12
                                                                  Activity 9
                                                                    SI 5, 6, 9
                                                                    SE 8, 9
                      Ch. 9.1, 9.2                    Human Populations                     Activity 11 p.18
                                                        SI 5, 6, 7                             SI 6, 7
                                                        SE 4, 15, 18, 27                       SE 4, 15, 18, 27
Unit 3: Resources     Ch. 11.1,                       Water                                 Activity 3 could be matched with any
& Resource            11.2, 14                        Land and Land Use                     topic of this unit
Management                                              SE 15, 18                              SI 2, 6, 16, 21, 23
                                                        SE20                                Activity 6
8 weeks               Ch. 15                          Food & Agriculture
                                                        SE 15, 20
                      Ch. 16                          Mining & Mineral Resources
                                                        SE 15, 16, 20, 21, 26, 27
                      Ch. 17-18        p. 100-107     Energy :                              Activity 1
                                                        Non- renewable                        SI 7, 9
                                                            SE 15, 16, 20, 23, 26, 27         SE13, 14
                                                            ESS 19, 22                      Activity 4
                                                            SI 9                              SE 7, 16
                                                        Renewable                             ESS 19, 22
                                                            SE 13, 15, 16, 20, 23, 26, 27   Activity 5
                                                            ESS 19 –22 SI 9                   SI 7
                                                                                              SE 15, 18, 27
                      Ch. 19.2         p. 514-518     Recycling                             Activity 8
                                                        SE 17, 20, 24, 26, 27                 SI 4, 5, 7, 9
                                                                                              SE 13, 14, 17
                                                                                            Activity 6 p. 14
                                                                                              SI 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
                                                                                              SE 8, 9
                                                                                            Activity 10 p.31
                                                                                              SI 4, 6, 9, 10
                                                                                              SE 5, 8
Unit 4:               Ch. 11.3         p. 109, 534-   Water Pollution                       Activity 2 p. 37
Environmental                          539               SE 6, 12 ,19, 20, 22, 23, 25 ,26
Awareness and         Ch. 12, 13.2,    p. 322, 524-   Air Pollution                         Activity 3
Responsible Actions   13.3             529                                                    SI 5, 6, 9, 12, 15
                                                                                              SE 6, 12, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
6 weeks                                                                                       ESS 21
                      Ch. 13.2, 13.3   p. 236         Ozone Layer & Green House Effect
                             Ch. 19.1, 19.3                     Waste and Waste Management             Activity 8 & 9 (Unit 3 p.30 & 31)
                                                                                                       Activity 4 p. 38
                             Ch. 20           p. 502-505        Environment & Human Health             Activity 5
                                                                                                         SE19, 20, 21
                                                                                                         SE 22
                             Ch. 21           p. 537            Environmental Policies                 Activity 1
                                                                                                         SI 5, 7, 9
                                                                                                         SE 20, 21, 22, 26, 27


Note:
Link to Mississippi lobes in history (ESS 20) http://faculty.gg.uwyo.edu/heller/Sed%20Strat%20Class/Sedstrat6/mississippi_delta_lobes.htm ,
http://biology.usgs.gov/s+t/SNT/noframe/ms137.htm,
SI: Science as Inquiry
SE: Science and the environment
ESS: Earth and space science

Other resources: CD Earth Science from Glencoe for the earth science topics.
Use the CD Earth Science in the form of an Acrobat file. (You do not have to load 4.0 if you have a later version. Just open the CD file using your
acrobat file. Under book mark, click “search full” and type the topic of your choice. You will obtain all the entries in that CD for this topic.


Changes to the State Curriculum for Environmental Science:

Unit 1:
   • Activity 2 (only second part) is too elementary.
   • Activity 7 will be conducted as a discussion in which the teacher will provide or share the research material.

Unit 2:
   • Activity 8 p.16 is too elementary.
   • Louisiana wetland and Activity 7 of Unit 3 will be taught in Unit 2 with the topic Biomes, with the same emphasis on preservation of natural
        resources.

Unit 3:
   • Activity 2 is too elementary.
   • Notice that Activity 3 can be matched with every topic.
   • Activities 8 and 9 will be moved to Unit 4 since it fits better with waste and pollution.
Unit 4:
   • Activities 8 and 9 (p. 30 and p. 31) are moved from Unit 3 to Unit 4 because we perceive that they fit better with “Waste and Pollution”.

* Each state activity is susceptible to changes, modifications, and adaptations in accordance with the availability of equipment in each
specific school. Activities may be replaced by equivalent or more challenging tasks. The Vermilion parish school system has an advanced
instrumentation resource system in the domain of environmental science; the student interaction with such equipment in lab activities is a
must.

								
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