Earth Science Topic Sequence
Current Textbook: Glencoe Earth Science 1999
To address the benchmarks currently assigned, teachers should cover the following Chapters:

1st Semester:
1. The Nature of Science or The Scientific Method where it applies
9. Earthquakes
10, Volcanoes
3. Mining in Michigan Internet activity
4 Rock Cycle
11. Plate Tectonics
12. Change and Earth’s History (emphasis on 12.1 & 12.3)
21. Exploring Space section 21.1 & 21.2 & 21.3 JAY
23. section 23.1 only Solar System
24. Stars and Galaxies

Inroduction to Earth Science (1 week)

  • Astronomy (6-7 weeks)
    Exploring space
  • Solar system
  • Stars & Galaxies

Minerals (1-2 weeks)
Rock Cycle (supplement with common Earth materials)

Plate Tectonics (4-6 weeks)
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Earth History


2nd Semester:
5. Views of Earth
7. section 7.3 only Glaciers
8. Water Erosion and Deposition (supplement w/ local watersheds)
14. Atmosphere
15. Weather
16. Climate
17. section 17.2 only Ocean Currents
18. Oceanography sections 18.2 & 18.3
19. Our Impact on Land
20. Our Impact on Air and Water

Changing Surface of the Earth (2-3 weeks)

  • Landforms
  • Topographic Maps

Water (2-3 weeks)

  • Supplement regional watersheds
  • Supplement water pollution

Weather & Climate (4-6 weeks)

Oceanography (2 weeks)

Environment (1-2 weeks) supplement alternative resources


Need to supplement:
V.1.HS.1
V.1.HS.3
V.1.HS.4
V.2.HS.1
V.2.HS.2

Committee Members: Jay Anthes, Linda Craun, Rebecca Forthoffer, Trapper Hallam, Matt Hayes, Jeremy Kranzo, & Karyn McConachie

5/6/04