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Curriculum Road Map

Curriculum
Road Map
The Road Map serves as both a Year at a Glance and
Scope and Sequence, breaking the course into discrete
units of instruction, each titled with an open-ended,
thought-provoking essential question meant to drive
inquiry and frame the unit. Each unit is then divided
into clearly defined sections of instruction, called Key
Concepts. State standards as well as Focus Content
and/or Skills that should be emphasized during each
Key Concept have been listed as well. The Road Map
is organized by quarter and shows the approximate
number of instructional days in each quarter.
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Comprehensive Science 1
CURRICULUM ROAD MAP
Core Questions
How do we learn about our world and ourselves?
How do the different parts of our world work together?
Why do some things change quickly and other things change slowly?
How does our world affect us, and how do we affect our world?
FIRST QUARTER (45 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS)
UNIT 1
How can we use science to learn about our world? (30 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1. Scientific laws and theories
describe and explain
observations and events that
occur in our world.
2. Scientific methods are used
to answer questions and
solve problems about our
world.
3. Controlled experiments
test explanations about our
world.
4. A diverse community of
scientists has contributed
to what we know about our
world.
Science and society
Lab safety and tools
Scientific theory and law
Scientific methods
Controlled experiments
Scientific community
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CORE RESOURCE(S):Glencoe Science Interactive Student Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Design a Controlled Experiment
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UNIT 2
How do we compare living things? (15 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1. Scientists classify living
things based on their shared
characteristics.
2. The Linnaean system uses
levels of classification to
sort and compare living
things.
3. The way in which humans
defend against infectious
agents depends on the
classification of the agent.
Characteristics of life
Microscope use
Biodiversity
Classification and classification
systems
Domains and kingdoms
Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and
parasites
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CORE RESOURCE(S): Glencoe Science Interactive Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Classify a Newly Discovered Living Thing
SECOND QUARTER (40 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS)
UNIT 3
How do the parts work together for the whole? (20 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1. Cells are the building
blocks of life.
2. Cells have organelles
with different shapes and
functions.
3. Plant and animal cells differ
in certain ways.
4. All cells undergo similar
life processes to maintain
homeostasis.
Cell theory and cell models
Cell structures and their
functions
Differences between plant and
animal cells
Life processes in cells
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CORE RESOURCE(S): Glencoe Science Interactive Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Cell Display for Childrens Science Museum

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UNIT 4
How do organ systems work together to help organisms survive? (15 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1 .The different levels of an
organism work together to
keep it alive.
2 . Organ systems function
to obtain energy, distribute
nutrients, and dispose of
waste.
3. Organ systems respond to
the environment.
4. Organ systems are
specialized for reproduction.
5. Organ systems of the
human body interact to
maintain homeostasis..
Levels of structural
organization (cell,tissue,organ,
organ system,organism)
organ systems
Homeostasis
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CORE RESOURCE(S): Glencoe Science Interactive Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: The Effect of Disease on the Body
THIRD QUARTER (40 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS) (BEGINS AFTER KEY CONCEPT 1)
UNIT 5
How does energy in a system change as objects move? (15 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1. Reference points are used to
describe motion.
2. Velocity depends on speed and
direction.
3. Energy can change forms as
objects move.
Distance, position, and time
Motion, direction, speed and
velocity
Graphs of distance vs. time
Potential and kinetic energy
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CORE RESOURCE(S): Glencoe Science Interactive Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Speed Experiment
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UNIT 6
How do forces affect motion? (15 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1. Different types of forces
affect motion.
2. Gravitational force varies
depending on mass and
distance.
3. Unbalanced forces can
change the speed and/
or direction of an objects
motion.
Contact and non-contact forces
Gravity
Mass and weight
Balanced and unbalanced
forces
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CORE RESOURCE(S): Glencoe Science Interactive Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Motion Presentation
UNIT 7
How do natural forces cause Earths surface to change over time? (15 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1. Earths surface is made
of rocks that are built up
and torn down in different
ways.
2. The activities of wind,
water, and living things
have shaped Earths surface.
3. Over time, natural forces
have carved Floridas
landforms.
Weathering
Erosion
Deposition
Earths physical structures
Floridas geography and
landforms
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CORE RESOURCE(S): Glencoe Science Interactive Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Before and After Models of Earths Surface
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FOURTH QUARTER (40 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS)
UNIT 8
How does the suns energy affect Earth? (20 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1. The suns energy moves
through and heats the
atmosphere.
2. Energy from the sun is trapped
by Earths atmosphere to
support life on Earth.
3. Human activity can affect
how the suns energy affects
Earth and life on Earth.
4. The flow of energy from the
sun causes Earths climates.
Solar energy
Radiation, conduction, and
convection
Layers and composition of Earths
atmosphere
Greenhouse effect and global
warming
Atmospheric pressure and
movement
Sun exposure
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CORE RESOURCE(S): Glencoe Science Interactive Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Persuasive Environmental Letter
UNIT 9
Can you truly predict the weather? (20 days)
KEY CONCEPT FOCUS CONTENT BENCHMARKS
1. Weather is affected by the
way in which water cycles
through Earths atmosphere
and hydrosphere.
2. Global patterns in winds
and ocean currents
influence local weather.
3. Predicting the weather
requires information about
pressure, temperature,
humidity, and wind.
4. Extreme weather can be
hazardous to human life.
The differences between
climate and weather
Effects of wind, mountains,
water, and ocean currents on
climate and weather
Watercycle
Air pressure, heat, and
humidity
Weather forecasting
Hurricanes and tornadoes
Severe weather safety
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CORE RESOURCE(S): Glencoe Science Interactive Textbook Course 1
UNIT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Weather Forecast Skit