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2022-2023 Calendar

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CALENDAR

The Junior Lab Rats lessons will align with the Lab Rats lessons so that the same topics/concepts are covered simultaneously, and thus the combined labs are coherent.
 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Tuesdays

Junior Lab Rats

Upper Elementary/Middle School:

Earth Science Class

10:00-10:45 AM

The Rat Pack

All Levels Combined:

Earth Science Lab

10:45 AM- Noon

Lab Rats

Middle School/High School:

Earth Science Class

Noon- 1:30 PM

COURSE SCHEDULE

1st QUARTER

Unit 1:  Welcome to Middle School/ High School Earth Science- How to science!
Lesson 1                     08/16/22                       Introduction to Science and the Nature of Science
Lesson 2                    08/23/22                      Mapping and Modeling Our Earth
Unit 2: The Composition of the Earth
Lesson 3                     08/30/22                    Matter and Change
Lesson 4                     09/06/22                    Minerals

Lesson 5                     09/13/22                      Igneous Rocks

Lesson 6                     09/20/22                    Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks

FALL BREAK                09/27/22                       No Class
Unit 3: Earth’s Surface Processes
Lesson 7                      10/04/22                    Soil, Weathering, Erosion, and Mass Movements- Pt. 1
Lesson 8                     10/11/22                       Soil, Weathering, Erosion, and Mass Movements- Pt. 2
Lesson 9                     10/18/22                      Surface Water

Lesson 10                   10/25/22                     Ground Water
2nd QUARTER

Unit 4: Earth’s Atmosphere and Oceans

Lesson 11                     11/01/22                      The Atmosphere
Lesson 12                    11/08/22                     Meteorology

Lesson 13                    11/15/22                      Weather Patterns and Storms, Climate
THANKSGIVING      11/22/22                       No Class
Lesson 14                   11/29/22                     Oceans and the Marine Environment, Pt. 1
Lesson 15                   12/06/22                    Oceans and the Marine Environment, Pt. 2
Lesson 16                   12/13/22                      Midterms: 10:00-11:15, Lunch, Party, and Movie: 11:15-1:30  CHRISTMAS      CHRISTMAS               12/21 - 12/28/21       No Class
3rd QUARTER
Unit 5: Evolution
Lesson 17                    01/10/23                     Plate Tectonics
Lesson 18                   01/17/23                     Volcanoes
Lesson 19                    01/24/23                   Earthquakes

Unit 6: Geologic Time
Lesson 20                   01/31/23                    Fossils and the Rock Record
Lesson 21                    02/07/23                  The Precambrian Earth
Lesson 22                   02/14/23                   The Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras

WINTER BREAK        02/21/23                      No Class
Unit 7: Resources and the Environment
Lesson 23                   02/28/23                   Earth’s Resources
Lesson 24                   03/07/23                   Energy Resources
Lesson 25                   03/14/23                    Human Impact on Earth and Conservation
Lesson 26                   03/21/23                    Man-Made Global Warming, Opposing Views:  An Inconvenient Truth
Lesson 27                    03/28/23                  Man-Made Global Warming, Opposing Views:  The Great The Global Warming Swindle
SPRING  BREAK         04/4 - 4/12/23       No Class
4th QUARTER
Unit 8: Beyond Earth
Lesson 28                   04/18/23                    The Sun Moon and Earth System
Lesson 29                   04/25/23                   The Solar System and the Stars

Lesson 30                   05/02/23                   Galaxies and the Universe
Lesson 31                    05/9/23                      The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Unit 9: Final Exams and Final Projects
Lesson 32                    05/16/23                    Final Exam: 10:00-11:15, Lunch, Final Project Presentations: 11:15-1:30, 
                                          05/23/23                    Final grades issued by 11:59 PM