Galva High School and Stark County High School

Integrated Science Curriculum

Year 1 Theme - Mother Earth

IX. Shelter Unit (SI, Chs. 15, 16, 18)

A. Earth's crust in motion

  1. Hazards of weathering (physical and chemical)
    1. Minilab: "Does it matter where you build a home?" (SI, p. 449)
    2. Minilab: "Can gravity tear down hills and mountains?" (SI, p. 451)
    3. Investigation: "Modeling soil flow" (SI, p. 454)
  2. Hazards of water
    1. Minilab: "How can a flood occur?" (SI, p. 459)
    2. Investigation: "What determines how much water a soil can hold?" (SI, p. 462)
    3. Lab: "Washed out" (SL, p. 2.64)
    4. Minilab: "Is any place in a floodplain safe?" (SI, p. 465)
  3. When the Earth moves
    1. Lab 25: "Finding the epicenter of an earthquake" (SI Lab)
    2. Labs: Earthquakes (ESAK, pp. 105-109)
B. Structures and materials
  1. Withstanding forces
    1. Minilab: "What are a material's properties?" (SI, p. 479)
    2. Minilab: "Will it sink?" (SI, p. 481)
    3. Minilab: "How strong is it?" (SI, p. 484)
  2. Choosing the right materials
    1. Investigation: "Creating a stronger material" (SI, p. 488)
    2. Investigation: "Alloys" (MCTR, p. 12-7)
  3. A revolution in materials
    1. Lab 26: "Characteristics of different building materials" (SI Lab)
    2. Lab 27: "What affects the strength of plywood?" (SI Lab)
    3. Lab: "Making a polyester" (CG, pp. 77-80)
    4. Lab: "Nylon 6-10" (CG, pp. 81-84)
    5. Lab: "Taking the foam out of styrofoam"
C. Transfer of thermal energy
  1. Preventing energy loss
    1. Minilab: "How is a home heated?" (SI, p. 541)
    2. Minilab: "What does temperature really mean?" (SI, p. 543)
    3. Investigation: "In hot water" (SI, p. 546)
  2. Traditional heating and cooling
    1. Investigation 6: "Greasy handles" (SL, p. 2.27)
    2. Investigation 7: "Top down or bottom up?" (SL, p. 2.29)
    3. Investigation 8: "Soda in the sun" (SL, p. 2.33)
    4. Minilab: "Does temperature vary in your classroom?" (SI, p. 551)
    5. Minilab: "What does a tire pump do besides inflate tires?" (SI, p. 553)
    6. Lab 18: "Heating a home - Passive solar heating & insulation" (SI Lab)
  3. Harnessing the sun's energy
    1. Investigation: "How can you design a solar heater?" (SI, p. 556)
    2. Investigation 9: "Hot ice" (SL, p. 2.39)
    3. Activity 16: "Space station solar power" (SSS, pp. 68-72)
D. Performance assessment: Design a structure
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