This year long course will tackle earth and space science with a twofold approach- During class time, students will participate in hands-on labs, activities, and long term class projects. Students will use a textbook, Schoology study guides, and digital media to independently learn the material outside of class.
This course will cover the following topics:
Studying the Earth: Introduction to Earth Science, Earth as a System, Models of the Earth
Composition of the Earth: Earth Chemistry, Minerals of the Earth’s Crust, Rocks, Resources and Energy
History of the Earth: The Rock Record, A View of Earth’s Past
The Dynamic Earth: Plate Tectonics, Deformation of the Crust, Earthquakes, Volcanoes
Reshaping the Crust: Weathering and Erosion, River Systems, Groundwater, Glaciers, Erosion by Wind and Waves
Atmospheric Forces: The Atmosphere, Water in the Atmosphere, Weather, Climate
Oceans: The Ocean Basins, Ocean Water, Movements of the Ocean
Space: Studying Space, Planets of the Solar System, Minor Bodies of the Solar System, The Sun, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Cost: $300 per semester
Holt Earth Science: 2009 Student Edition
ISBN-10: 0554005395 ISBN-13: 978-0554005393
A digital copy of the book and additional resources are included in the class price.