Tentative Schedule – Science

Earth Science

Physical Science



Week #1

1. What is Science?: Laws and Principles; Models and Theories

2. Bodies of the Solar System; The Solar System Planets

3. Star Types and Temperatures; The Sun and Its Energy

4. The Moon and Its Phases

5. The Changing Earth: The Earth’s Movement; Motion of the Earth;
The Concept of Time; Earth’s Tides

1. The Scientific Method; Scientific Process and Testing; Scientific Data and Presentation of Data

2. Scientific Measurements; Scientific Notation

3. The Atom, Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Sub-Atomic Particles

4. Elements and the Periodic Table

5. Classifying Matter: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures; Types of Mixtures

1. Cell Biology and Cell Structures

2. Functions of Organelles; Types of Living Organisms

3. Cell Division and Reproduction

4. Virology and Immunology

5. The Immune System and Pathogens

6. Transmission vs. Containment; Infectious vs. Non-Infectious Disease

1. The Science of Chemistry; Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

2. Life’s Essential Elements; Organic Compounds; Hydrocarbons

3. The Periodic Table; Families and Periods

4. Atomic Structure

5. Isotopes and Atomic Masses

6. The Mole and Molar Masses

Week #2

1. Earth’s Composition: The Crust, Mantle, and Core

2. Plate Tectonics; Divergent, Convergent, and Transform Boundaries

3. Stress and Strain on the Earth

4. Weathering and Erosion Processes; Fossils

5. Rocks and Minerals: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks; The Rock Cycle

1. Principles, Properties, and Phases of Matter

2. Energy and Types of Energy; Potential Vs. Kinetic Energy; The Kinetic Molecular Theory

3. Laws of Thermodynamics

4. Heat as Energy Transfer

5. The Flow of Heat (Conduction, Convection, Radiation)

6. Evaporation and Condensation; The Water Cycle

1. Animal Physiology and Classifications of Animals

2. Human Physiology and Structure of the Human Body

3. Various Systems of the Body; Functions of the Cells and Organs of the Body

4. The Chemistry of the Body; Molecular Biology; Macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids)

5. Molecular Movement (Diffusion and Osmosis)

6. Homeostasis

1. Electrons in Atoms; Atomic Orbitals and Their Energies

2. Ionic versus Covalent Bonding

3. Chemical Reactions, Equations, Names, and Formulas

4. Changes in the States of Matter; Phase Transitions

5. Gas Mixtures; Principles, Laws, and Theories of Gases

6. Amorphous Solids; Atomic Arrangement in Crystalline Solids

Week #3

1. Earth’s Atmosphere: Composition of the Atmosphere; Weather and Climate

2. Atmospheric Pressure; Local and Global Wind Patterns

3. Water and the Atmosphere; Clouds and Precipitation

4. The Water Cycle

5. Fog, Humidity, and Other Atmospheric Conditions

6. Climate Zones

7. Climate Issues: Global Warming

1. Motion, Force, Work, Power, and Energy

2. Simple Machines

3. Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration

4. Newton’s Laws of Motion

5. Gravity and Other Forces

6. Types of Motion, Including Compound Motion

7. Vertical and Horizontal Projectiles

1. Genetics and Units of Heredity

2. Proteins and Amino Acids; DNA and RNA

3. Gene Variations; Hereditary Patterns; Dominant and Recessive Traits

4. Biodiversity and Adaptation

5. Levels and Types of Ecology

6. Organism Interaction; Ecosystem Structure; Biotic and Abiotic Factors

1. Liquids and Properties of Liquids

2. Solubility and Molecular Structure

3. Dilutions and Concentrations; Factors that Affect Solubility

4. Colligative Properties of Solutions and Ionic Solutes

5. Acids, Bases, and Salts; Acid–Base Equilibriums

6. Oxidants and Reductants

Week #4

1. Water on the Earth: Bodies of Water, Types of Water

2. Importance of Fresh Water

3. Wastewater Treatment

4. The Need to Care for Earth’s Oceans and Other Bodies of Water

5. Other Environmental Issues of Concern

1. Energy and Sound; Wave Motion; Vibrations

2. Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Waves

3. Electricity

4. Magnetic Poles and Fields

5. Electrical Charges and Forces; Current and Resistance; Conductors and Insulators

6. Light and Its Sources

7. Refraction and Reflection

1. Energy and Metabolism

2. Plant Structure and Types of Plants

3. Plant Nutrition and Photosynthesis

4. An Interdependent System and Cell Respiration

5. Plant Defenses

1. Electrochemistry; Electrochemical Corrosion

2. Chemical Bonding in Metals and Semiconductors

3. Thermochemistry; Thermodynamics

4. Free Energy and Entropy

5. Enthalpy and Chemical Reactions

6. Nuclear Chemistry; Radioactivity; Measurement of Radiation