Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 (10th Grade with Instructor Approval and an “A” in Physical Science)
Length of Course: Year
Pre-requisite: Interest in Earth Science
Course Overview: This course focuses on earth’s processes and resources. It is designed for the student interested in learning about large-scale processes that shape the environment they live in. Subjects covered include: earth’s resources, energy, the changing earth, and earth in space. Students will have opportunities to make inquiries into the world they live in.
Geology (first semester) will cover rocks, minerals, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
Astronomy/Meteorology (second semester) will cover surface water, ground water, weather, and astronomy.