Burrillville School Department Science Curriculum

Aligned to the GLEs/GSEs State Standards

Grade # 9 Physical, Earth and Space Science

The chart below highlights the key skills and concepts taught in grade #9 and the order in which they are taught.  By clicking on the unit title, parents, students and teachers can view the detailed expectations for student learning.  Only teachers can access the Common Course assessment link.

Total

Unit Days

Quarter

Unit #

Concept 1: Earth

3

10

6

11

1

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Earth’s Structure

Rock Cycle

Plate Tectonics

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

 

Earth - Common Course Assessment / Rubric

Total

Unit Days

Quarter

Unit #

Concept 2: Space

5

12

5

2

2.1

2.2

2.3

The Solar System

The Structure of the Universe

Space Exploration

Space Topic PowerPoint Presentation / Rubric

Geologic Data On-Demand Task - Common Course Assessment / Rubric

Total

Unit Days

Quarter

Unit #

Concept 3: Mechanical Physics

14

11

11

3

3.1

3.2

3.3

Motion

Forces

Energy

Race Cars Project - Common Course Assessment / Rubric

Total

Unit Days

Quarter

Unit #

Concept 4: Wave Phenomena

4

5

4

5

4

4.1

4.2

4.3

4.4

Waves

Sound & Music

Electromagnetic Waves

Light & Color

Sound vs. EM Waves - Common Course Assessment / Rubric / Exemplars

Total

Unit Days

Quarter

Unit #

Concept 5: Electromagnetism

4

6

4

4

4

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

Static Electricity

Electric Circuits

Magnetism

Electromagnetism Induction

Laboratory Practical - Electricity & Magnetism - Common Course Assessment / Rubric