Unit One- Our Place in the Universe (Prentice Hall)

  1. Introduction into Matter
  2. Changes in Matter
  3. Elements of the Periodic Table
  4. Chemistry of the Universe
  5. Chemical Interactions
  6. Human Impact/ Stewardship/Sustainability of Natural Resources

Unit Two – Our Weather,Water & Climate(Prentice Hall)

  1. Factors of Weather
  2. Climate Changes
  3. Oceans
  4. Human Impact/ Stewardship/Sustainability of Natural Resources

Unit Three- Our Dynamic Geosphere(Prentice Hall)
  1. Fossils/ Advance Rock Cycle
  2. Advance Plate Techtonics
  3. Geo- Hazards
  4. Geo- Time
  5. Human Impact/ Stewardship/Sustainability of Natural Resources

Unit Four- Depending on Earth(Prentice Hall)
  1. Water Resources
  2. Energy Resources
  3. Soil Quality
  4. Human Impact/ Stewardship/Sustainability of Natural Resources



Chemistry Unit

Overarching Questions

1. How are elements and compounds studied and organized?

Unit One: Our Place in the Universe

Overarching Questions

1. How do the Earth’s internal energy and energy from the sun drive processes on Earth?

2. How do the idea in modern physics provide tools to study the Earth and the Universe?

3. How are the indirect Measures, inference, and modeling used to study an evolving solar system, galaxy and universe?


Unit Two: Our Dynamic Geosphere

Overarching Questions

1. How can research on natural process of the Earth systems allow scientists to better understand and make predictions on the environmental impact?

2. How does an understanding of the processes of Earth systems help humans reduce risk to natural hazards and minimize our environmental impact?



Unit Three: Our Weather, Water and Climate

Overarching Questions

1. How does the transference and transformation of energy drive climatic processes on Earth?

2. How do processes, events, and features on Earth result from transfer of energy and matter through the interconnected Earth systems?


Unit Four: Depending on the Earth

Overarching Questions

1. How does the use of resources impact Earths system?

2. How can understanding resource use help us identify sustainable, low impact strategies for the future?

3. How can scientific research help societies manage resources and risks to human health and safety?