Pre AP Geo Daily Assignments

Course Syllabus

Lab Scoring Guide

Required Materials

Standards Based Grading and Point Distribution

Google Classroom code  p1v9ojh

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Unit 1  Metric Conversions, Scientific Method, Graphical Analysis, Density

Student Learning Outcomes      Students will be able to:

 Sequence for Unit 1

Part I  Metric Loop Chart & Density

     1. Density Lab

     2. Density practice problems in class

     3. Density homework

Part II The Scientific Method

     1. Demo on how to write an observation

     2. Eratosthenes & Scientific Method Power Point

     3. Inquiry Lab Report (Need a composition lab notebook)

Part III Dimensional Analysis & Scientific Notation

      1. Practic worksheet on Dimensional Analysis & Scientific Notation

      2. Unit 1 Packet of Knowledge Review Sheet

Unit 1 Exam

 

 

 

Useful video links first semester

Metric conversions "loop chart"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEDVddQvimI

Density

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzdRGOuNIFg 

Density Practice Problems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tVebi3TSsg

 Dimensional Analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ9weUkSdoY

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Unit 2  Astronomy:  The Earth Sun Moon System & the Solar System

 

Pre-AP Geoscience   Astronomy Unit Outline  2017

Part 1 Practical Astronomy  / Astronomical Observations

            1. Earth’s place in the universe.

                        a. Distances in space (light year, parsec, astronomical unit)

            2. Sunspots and the rotational speed of our nearest star  (solar observation lab)

            3. Size & scale of the solar system  (Solar system on a football field activity)

            4. Constellations   (3-d constellation model project)

            5. Celestial objects visible through a telescope (7:30 PM Star Night 9/27)

                        a. Nebulas, Open & Globular star clusters, Galaxies

            6. Astrophotography and visual astronomy

Part 2  Properties of Stars

            1. How stars shine through nuclear fusion

                        a. overview of the periodic table  (why fusion instead of fission)

            2. The composition of stars  (Spectra-scope lab)

            3. Space weather & features of our sun  (guest speaker)

            4. Life Cycle of stars & H-R Diagrams

                        a. White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Black Holes

Part 3 Earth / Sun Moon System

            1. The four seasons

            2. Eclipses, lunar phases & tides

            3. Kepler’s laws & Newton’s law of Universal Gravity

Part 4 Cosmology & The Electromagnetic Spectrum

            1. Different forms of Electromagnetic radiation.  (EM Spectrum lab)

            2. The Doppler Effect and redshift

            3. Hubble’s discoveries / Wilson & Penzias discover the CMBR

            4. Origin and final fate of the universe

Final Astronomy Project

 

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Photons & The Photoelectric Effect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0048AI5uEQ

The Bohr Atom & Intro to Quantum Mechanics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhAn8xZQ-d8

 Quantum Numbers in the Atom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=accyCUzasa0

 Electron Configuration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AFPfg0Como

 

 

 

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 Unit 5  Earth's History  Relative & Absolute Dating

Student Learning Outcomes      Students will be able to:

 

 

 

What are Isotopes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EboWeWmh5Pg

Radioactive Decay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB1j3a2cMjs

Carbon 14 dating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2io5opwhQMQ

 

 

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 Semester Exam

 

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Second Semester Outline

Earth Systems:  Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes & Volcanoes (District Assessment Exam)  Weather systems and climate, Paleoclimate activity

 Environmental Sustainability & Chemistry: Phosphate research / lab, Chemistry & the environment, calcium carbonate egg shell lab

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Unit 6 Plate Tectonics

Student Learning Outcomes      Students will be able to:

 

Homework: 

 

Video Links

Plate Tectonics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmC-vjQGSNM

Plate Tectonics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg_UBLFUpYQ

Plate Tectonics & large scale system interactions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KXvj954kuc

Plate Boundaries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlFueumy74Q

Plate Boundaries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDcnFUvBdw

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 Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Earthquake P & S waves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqmHtIjCJ0

Types of Volcanoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iavbdqsSC1o

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Unit 7 Weather & Climate

Paleoclimate Project

Student Learning Outcomes      Students will be able to:

 

 

 

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Unit 8  Environmental Sustainability with a focus on Chemistry

Case Study:  Phosphate Analysis & Research Project

Case Study:  Effects of DDT and Calcium Carbonate in eggshells

Student Learning Outcomes      Students will be able to:

 

 

 

 

 

Size of the Atom (Sven gives two thumbs up)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQP4UJhNn0I

Dalton's Atomic Theory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUoV--CuLDA

Naming Compounds

Part 1

http://www.bozemanscience.com/naming-compounds-part-1/

Part 2

http://www.bozemanscience.com/naming-compounds-part-2/

The periodic Table

http://www.bozemanscience.com/a-tour-of-the-periodic-table/

Balancing Chemical Equations

http://www.bozemanscience.com/beginners-guide-balancing-equations/

 The Mole

http://www.bozemanscience.com/beginners-guide-balancing-equations/

Mole Mass Conversions

http://www.bozemanscience.com/mole-conversions

Percent Composition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB2YCK2p56o

Stoichiometery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQq203gyftA

Acid Base Reactions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xeuyc55LqiY

 

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 Unit 9  Environmental Field Lab

Student Learning Outcomes      Students will be able to: