ES.1 The student will plan and conduct investigations in which

a) volume, area, mass, elapsed time, direction, temperature, pressure, distance, density, and changes in elevation/depth are calculated utilizing the most appropriate tools; b) technologies including computers, probe ware, and global positioning systems (GPS), are used to collect, analyze, and report data and to demonstrate concepts and simulate experimental conditions; c) scales, diagrams, maps, charts, graphs, tables, and profiles are constructed and interpreted; d) variables are manipulated with repeated trials; and e) a scientific viewpoint is constructed and defended (the nature of science).


During week 2, we will finish our discussion related to the Introduction of Earth Science and work on a short unit of Maps. Our students sometimes have difficulty with latitude vs longitude, so we will do a hands on activity. We will finish our week with an assessment on Chapter 1. SOL ES.1 c-d is the SOL that covers maps. Our week will be as follows and we will be working in Chapter 1 of our book:


Wednesday - Worksheets on 1-4, systems, go over different types of maps.

Friday Review theory vs. law, 1-5