|Lesson No. & Content||Activities|
|1 Weathering + Erosion||Read text p. 88|
2 Sedimentary rocks I
|Experiment sect. 5.1
Model chemical weathering
complete concept map
Refer to Internet site http://www.geocities.com/ulis_girl/
Homework Look at Sedimentary rocks activity on CDROM that comes with textbook.
|3. Sedimentary rocks II||Model sedimentation Experiment in text
Do Activities in text
Homework Look at Activities on CDROM
|4 Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks||Read text, develop diagram regarding formation of igneous rocks
Read text develop flow diagram for the formation of metamorphic rocks
Compare pairs of parent and metamorphic rocks and put data in a table
Homework Look at activity on CDROM
(this could be two lessons)
E-homework do rock related section of earth web hunt.
|5 Fossils I||Watch Dinosaur Cove video clip
How fossils are formed
Develop a concept map
|6 Fossils II||Model making a fossil Using clay instead of plaster to make imprints
Which layer matches which? Internet sourced activity
|7 Fossils III||Dinosaur puzzles
What happened to the dinosaurs?
"Where can you see the sea?" activity sourced from
|8 Fossils IV||Complete fossil modelling activity How has life on Earth developed?
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/ScotchmoorFirst.html & "How the Earth Works."2
E-homework do fossil related parts of earth webhunt
|9 Radiocarbon dating
How do we "know" how old fossils are?
|Model radioactive decay
Use Internet site activity with m&ms
10 Stars Observing the night sky (text )
|Build a constellation model (Appendix designed by S.Mack from a diagram in "How the Universe works."2|
|11. How to use a star chart||demonstration|
|12 The solar system||Heliocentric vs geocentric theories (text)
Students develop a time line, insert important developments at appropriate points
|13 The moon I||Observation of the moon (text, discussion of rotation time of moon relative to revolution time , homework)|
|14 The moon II||Modelling & observation of the phases of the moon
|15 The moon III||Computer room lesson "Webhunt"|
16 The moon IV
|Modelling eclipses, A) as described in text
B) as described in "How the Earth Works"3
|17 The moon V||Tides [text, tides model (designed by S.Mack from a diagram in "How the Universe works.")]|
18 The moon VI
|The next two lessons are reserved for text book activities/consolidation lessons|
|19 The moon VII||more|
|20 & 21||Look at how information can be presented to support contrasting points
of view. Not in text.
Draw graphs using different scales so as to maximise or minimise differences ie "massaging data"
Examine how changing the scale of the axes can change ones interpretation of radiocarbon dating data.
22-24 (3 lessons)
|develop an understanding of renewable and non-renewable resources (not
in text) Library and Internet research to develop students' ability to
present arguments about the future use of resources.
These lessons will be held both in the library and in the computer rooms.
Students will be provided with a list of "starter sites"