Cycles

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:   Integrated science               

 Grade:   10

Unit:    10 Cycles (9.7)                  

 Pacing:  1 week

Essential Question(s):

1.  What is a cycle and how does it apply to water, carbon, and rocks?

Big Idea(s):

  1. It is important to understand that resources, such as carbon, water, and rocks are constantly reused.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

The cyclical movement of matter between reservoirs is driven by the Earth’s internal and external sources of energy

Explain the carbon cycle and provide examples in which carbon is shown to cycle throughout the earth’s major reservoirs.

Explain the role of the water cycle to life on earth

Compare and contrast types of rock formed through natural processes described by the rock cycle—igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary

Investigate and explain geothermal energy and its role in the cycling of matter through layers of the earth.

Explain the locations of earthquakes and volcanoes

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

Cyclical

Matter

Reservoirs

Internal / external sources of energy

Explain                   

2, 3, 4

 

 

 

Instructional Planning

 

Suggested Resources/Materials

United Streaming

Internet/USGS

Text/notes

PowerPoint

Readings

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/earth/climate/carbon_cycle.html 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Interactive use of technology

Graphic organizers

Direct instruction

Cooperative group work

Demonstrations 

Jigsaw activity/ student presentations 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

carbon cycle

reservoir

water cycle

rock cycle

igneous

metamorphic sedimentary

geothermal energy

core

mantle

crust

earthquake

volcano

solar energy 

Questions with video

Plot earthquake locations

Paste processes and products in carbon, water, and rock cycle

Lecture/notes/discussion

Q &A

Research and present cycles

Represent crust, mantle, core 

How natural disasters have impacted human history