Integrated Science

Curriculum at a Glance

This course is designed to review the three areas of science: Earth Science, Physical Science and Life Science.  We will incorporate lab activities throughout the year to reinforce the information.

Outline of Major Units

  1. Nature of Science
  1. Understanding Science
  2. Measurement and scientific tools

  1. The Solar System
  1. Structure of Solar System
  2. Planets
  3. Other object in Solar System

  1. Stars and Galaxies
  1. View From Earth
  2. Sun and Stars
  3. Galaxies and Universe

  1. Plate Tectonics
  1. Continental Drift
  2. Theory of Plate Tectonics

  1. Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  1. Earthquakes
  2. Volcanoes

  1. Clues to Earth’s Past
  1. Fossils
  2. Relative-age dating
  3. Absolute-age dating

  1. Geologic Time
  1. Geologic History and Evolution of Life
  2. Paleozoic Era
  3. Mesozoic Era
  4. Cenozoic Era

  1. Describing Motion
  1. Position/Motion
  2. Speed/Velocity
  3. Acceleration

  1. Laws of Motion
  1. Gravity and Friction
  2. Newton’s 1st Law
  3. Newton’s 2nd Law
  4. Newton’s 3rd Law

  1. Energy, Work & Simple Machines
  1. Types of Energy
  2. Energy Transformations and Work
  3. Machines

  1. Understanding the Atom
  1. Discovering Parts of an Atom
  2. Protons, Neutrons, Electrons
  1. Elements and Chemical Bonds
  1. Electrons and Energy Levels
  2. Compounds, Chemical Formulas, Covalent Bonds
  3. Ionic and Metallic Bonds
  1. Chemical Reactions and Equations
  1. Understanding Chemical Reactions
  2. Types of Chemical Reactions
  3. Energy Changes and Chemical Reactions
  1. Interactions of Human Body Systems
  1. Human Body
  2. How Body Systems Interact
  1. Heredity & How Traits Change
  1. How are traits inherited?
  2. Genetics after Mendel
  3. Adaptation and Evolution