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Unit 1 - Lab Skills

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  • 1-1 Lab equipment
  • 1-2 Safety
  • 1-3 Lab Procedures
  • 1-4 Making Observations
  • 1-5 Measuring
  • 1-6 Planning an Investigation
  • 1-7 Writing Up an Investigation

Unit 2 - Our Solar System

  • 2-1 The Planets of Our Solar System
  • 2-2 The Sun
  • 2-3 Stars
  • 2-4 Life Cycle of a Star
  • 2-5 Constellations
  • 2-6 Galaxies
  • 2-7 Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
  • 2-8 The Big Bang
  • 2-9 Conditions for Life
  • 2-10 Discovering Other Planets

Unit 3 - Planet Earth

  • 3-1 Earth’s Place in the Solar System
  • 3-2 Earth’s Rotation and Revolution
  • 3-3 Day and Night
  • 3-4 Seasons
  • 3-5 The Moon
  • 3-6 Lunar Phases
  • 3-7 Eclipses
  • 3-8 Tides

Unit 4 - Earth's History

  • 4-1 The Formation of the Earth
  • 4-2 Geological Time Scale
  • 4-3 Early Life on Earth
  • 4-4 Mass Extinction
  • 4-5 Climate on Prehistoric Earth
  • 4-6 Types of Fossils
  • 4-7 The Fossil Record
  • 4-8 Relative and Absolute Dating

Unit 5 - Earth’s Materials and Systems

  • 5-1 The Structure of the Earth
  • 5-2 The Earth’s Crust
  • 5-3 Plate Tectonics
  • 5-4 Convection
  • 5-5 Plate Boundaries
  • 5-6 Continental Drift
  • 5-7 Volcanoes
  • 5-8 Earthquakes
  • 5-9 Meteorites

Unit 6 - Earth’s Changing Surface

  • 6-1 Chemical Weathering
  • 6-2 Physical Weathering
  • 6-3 Agents of Erosion
  • 6-4 The Erosion Cycle
  • 6-5 Rocks vs Minerals
  • 6-6 Classifying Rocks
  • 6-7 The Rock Cycle
  • 6-8 The Carbon Cycle
  • 6-9 The Nitrogen Cycle

Unit 7 - Water and Earth’s Surface Processes

  • 7-1 The Hydrosphere
  • 7-2 Fresh vs. Saltwater
  • 7-3 The Water Cycle
  • 7-4 Water Movement and Earth’s Surface

Unit 8 - Weather and Climate

  • 8-1 The Atmosphere
  • 8-2 Atmospheric Gases
  • 8-3 Weather Patterns
  • 8-4 Cloud Formation
  • 8-5 Weather Hazards
  • 8-6 Weather vs Climate
  • 8-7 Biomes
  • 8-8 Climate, Wind and Ocean Currents
  • 8-9 Climate Change – Glacial and Interglacial
    Periods
  • 8-10 Effects of Climate Change

Unit 9 - Human Impact

  • 9-1 Earth’s Natural Resources
  • 9-2 Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources
  • 9-3 Human Activities Affecting the Earth’s
    Surface
  • 9-4 Resource Extraction
  • 9-5 Quarrying, Mining and Drilling
  • 9-6 Water Pollution
  • 9-7 Air Pollution
  • 9-8 Acid Rain
  • 9-9 Soil Erosion

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