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High School Science

Living Envirionment

Pacing Map And Benchmark Dates
  • Unit 1: Nature of Science
    • Graphing
    • Characteristics of Life
    • Lab Safety
    • Scientific method
    • Microscopes
    • Measurement
  • Unit 2: Cells
    • Structure/function
    • Osmosis/diffusion
  • Unit 3: Cell Processes
    • Photosynthesis
    • Respiration
  • Unit 4: Cellular Reproduction
    • Mitosis (asexual)
    • Meiosis (sexual)
  • Unit 5: Human Physiology
    • Enzymes
    • Biochem (compounds)
    • Feed-back
    • Immune system
    • Reproduction
  • Unit 6: Genetics
    • DNA structures
    • protein synthesis
  • Unit 7: Genetic Energy / Technology:
  • Unit 8: Evolution
    • Mutations (sexual rep.)
    • evidence
    • natural selection
    • Phylogenetic trees
  • Unit 9: Ecology
    • human impact

Earth Science

  • Unit 1: Science Skills
    • observation and inference
    • measurement
    • density
    • graphing
    • rate of change
    • lab safety
    • states of matter
  • Unit 2: Earth's Dimensions
    • Earth's size and shape
    • latitude and longitude
    • Earth's structure
    • field maps
    • topographic maps
    • gradient
  • Unit 3: Astronomy
    • origin, age and structure of universe
    • Big Bang Theory
    • star classification
    • eccentricity
    • comets, asteroids, and meteors
    • galaxies
    • Doppler effect
    • electromagnetic energy
    • origin, age and structure of solar system
    • models of solar system
    • time
    • apparent motions of celestial objects
    • seasons
    • moon phases
    • rotation vs. revolution
    • angle of insolation
    • duration of insolation
  • Unit 4: Weather and Atmosphere
    • types of energy transfer
    • temperature and heating
    • atmospheric structure and circulation
    • atmospheric variables
    • weather instruments
    • water cycle
    • air masses and fronts
    • circulation patterns
    • storms/severe weather
    • forecasting weather
  • Unit 5: Water and Climate
    • climate controls
    • specific heat of water
    • orographic effect
    • ocean currents
    • planetary wind belts
    • heat budget
    • climate change
    • water cycle
  • Unit 6: Rocks and Minerals
    • mineral resources
    • mineral identification
    • igneous rocks
    • sedimentary rocks
    • metamorphic rocks
    • rock cycle
    • mining/natural resources
  • Unit 7: Weathering, Erosion and Deposition
    • porosity and permeability
    • types of weathering
    • agents of erosion
    • factors causing deposition
    • sorting of sediments
    • glaciers
    • evolution of streams and rivers
    • landscape regions
  • Unit 8: Dynamic Earth
    • earth's interior
    • convection cycles
    • plate tectonics
    • evidence of plate movement
    • earthquakes
    • volcanoes and tsunamis
  • Unit 9: Geologic History
    • landscape characteristics
    • bedrock geology
    • absolute dating
    • relative dating
    • rock record/fossils
    • evolution of life
Physics:

Physics Pacing Map