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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

Earth Science

Required Textbook: 

Holt Earth Science: Student Edition

A digital copy of the book and additional resources are included in the class price. 

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