COURSE OUTLINE

GRADING PERIOD 1

THE PRACTICE OF SCIENCE

Scientific Methods & Processes

B. Lab Safety

C. Lab Report writing and expectations

Measurement

A. Develop the logic of using Metric Units

B. Practice “Measurements” by measuring

C. SI Units Conversions

D. Data analysis, graphing and Interpretation

UNIT 1. MATTER

Nature of Matter

B. Atoms, elements, and compounds

C. Phases of Matter

D. Classification of Matter (homogeneous and heterogeneous)

E. Properties of matter

Temperature

A. Concept of temperature

B. Temperature conversions

C. Heat and Thermal Energy

D. Specific Heat

E. Transfer of Heat

Behavior of Gases

A. Atmosphere and Pressure

B. Factors affecting pressure

C. Gas Laws (Boyle’s law, Charles law, Gay-Lussac’s law)

Atomic Structure

A. Structure of the Atom

B. Atomic Models

C. Periodic Table

Compounds

A. Chemical Bonds and electrons

B. Chemical Formulas

C. Building Blocks of Life

D. Organic Compounds

E. Macromolecules

Chemical Reactions

A. Chemical Reactions

B. Classifying Reactions

C. Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

D. Biogeochemical Cycles

E. Processes Related to Cycles

F. Human Impact

Solutions

A. Properties of Water: The Universal Solvent

B. Solutions

C. Acids, Bases, and pH

Energy and Chemical Reactions

A. Types of Reactions

B. Required Energy

C. Reaction Systems

D. Reaction Rate

E. Nuclear Reactions

KEY & CRITICAL:

II. Properties of MATTER

A. Properties of Matter

B. Review of Gravitational Force

C. Weight versus Mass

D. Ways to Measure Matter

III. Changes in Matter

A. Particulate Nature of Matter

B. Physical Changes

C. Chemical Changes

D. Law of Conservation of Mass

E. Temperature’s Influence on Chemical Changes

F. Develop the concepts of mass, volume and density relationships




GRADING PERIOD 2

UNIT 3 ENERGY

Develop the concept of Energy

B. Forms of Energy

C. Energy Transformation

D. Law of Conservation of Energy

E. Energy resources

F. Measuring Energy

Cycling Matter & Energy

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

A. Cell Structure Overview

B. Photosynthesis

C. Cell Respiration

D. Law of Conservation of Mass and Energy

Cycles of Matter

A. Overview of Cycles in Nature

B. Carbon Cycle

C. Conservation of Matter and Energy

GRADING PERIOD 3

UNIT 4 FORCE & MOTION

A. Develop the concept of motion

B. Position

C. Speed

D. Velocity

E. Acceleration

F. Graphs of Motion

IV. Forces

A. Develop the concept of Forces and equilibrium

B. Newton’s First Law

C. Newton’s Second Law

D. Newton’s Third Law

E. Law of Universal Gravitation

VII. Waves: Sound & Light

A. Develop the concept of waves

B. Properties of sound

C. Sound Waves

D. Electromagnetic spectrum and optics

E. Speed of light

UNIT 5: EARTH & SPACE

The Universe

Objects in the Universe

A. Objects in Space

B. Distances in Space

C. Law of Universal Gravitation and the Formation of Stars

Stars and the Sun

A. Properties of Stars

B. H-R Diagrams

C. The Sun’s Characteristics

D. Electromagnetic Spectrum

Objects in our Solar System

A. Models of the Solar Systems

B. Earth’s Properties

C. Properties of Sun, Planets, and Moons Compared to Earth

The Sun, Earth, and Moon System

A. Earth in Space

B. Sun’s Impact on Earth

C. Moon’s Impact on Earth

D. Sun and Moon’s Combined Impact on Earth



GRADING PERIOD 4

XIII. Florida Science Assessment Review

TESTING Week of April 30th

UNIT 7 TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Work & Machines

A. Develop the concept of work

B. Observe examples of work and power

C. Analyze and synthesize qualitative work scenarios

D. Identify and Build Simple Machines

Electricity-Static Current

A. Develop the concept of Electricity

B. Conductors, semiconductors, and insulators

C. Electric Circuits and systems

Magnetism

A. Develop the concept of Magnetism

B. Properties and Interactions of Magnets

C. Electromagnets

D. Electric motors and generators

Ramping-Up for Biology (What is the smallest living organism?)

A. Equipment and Procedures

B. Cells Types

C. Review of the Scientific Process

D. Famous Biologists

E. Biology Vocabulary