On-Going Classroom Routines: Scientific Investigation & Measurement (ES.1 a-f; ES.2 a-d) should be incorporated into each unit as appropriate.

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Unit 1 – Introduction to Earth Science
(8 days)
ES.1 - Scientific Investigation & Measurement
ES.2 - Scientific Reasoning & Logic

Unit 2 – The Atmosphere
(9 days)
ES.11 - The Atmosphere

Unit 3 – Weather Factors
(7 days)
ES.12 - Energy Transfer & Weather

Unit 4 – Weather Patterns
(7 days)
ES.12 a-c - Weather

Unit 5 – Climate & Climate Change
(8 days)
ES.12 b, d - Climate

Unit 6 – Fresh Water
(5 days)
ES.8 c-f - Freshwater Resources
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Unit 7 – Ocean Motions & Zones
(6 days)
ES.10 - Oceans

Unit 8 – Chesapeake Bay
(5 days)
ES.8 d-f - Freshwater Resources
ES.10 e - Oceans

Unit 9 – Earth, Moon, & Sun
(8 days)
ES.3 - Earth & the Solar System

Unit 10 – The Solar System
(8 days)
ES.3 - Earth & the Solar System

Unit 11 – Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe
(8 days)
ES.3 d - Space Exploration
ES.13 - The Universe

Unit 12 – Mapping Earth’s Surface
(8 days)
ES.1 c-d, f - Visuals in Earth Science

Unit 13 – Minerals
(9 days)
ES.4 - Minerals
ES.6 a, d - Resources & Costs

Unit 14 – Rocks
(8 days)
ES.5 - Rock Cycle
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Unit 15 – Plate Tectonics
(9 days)
ES.7 b - Plate Tectonics

Unit 16 – Volcanoes
(8 days)
ES.7 a - Geologic Processes

Unit 17 – Earthquakes
(8 days)
ES.7 a - Geologic Processes

Unit 18 – Weathering & Soil Formation
(8 days)
ES.7 a - Geologic Processes
ES.8 a - Geologic Processes

Unit 19– Erosion & Deposition
(5 days)
ES.7 a - Geologic Processes
ES.8 b-c - Karst Topography & Zones
ES.10 a - Changes in the Ocean

Unit 20 – A Trip through Geologic Times
(8 days)
ES.9 - Earth's History
ES.11 a-c - The Atmosphere

Unit 21 – Energy Resources
(5 days)
ES.6 - Energy

Unit 22 – Virginia’s Provinces
(8 days)
ES.6 c - Virginia's Resources

SOL REVIEW & ASSESSMENTS

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ELL 6-12 Standards