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WHY STUDY EARTH SCIENCE? 
"Nearly everything we do each day is connected in some way to Earth: to its land, oceans, atmosphere, plants, and animals . . . only through Earth science education can students understand and appreciate our complex planet." -Association of American State Geologists, March 15, 2004. 

ABOUT THE CLASS 
Activities are an important part of this class, you explore, investigate, and solve problems that cover the scientific topics studies by Earth Scientists.

TEXTBOOK  
Each chapter will be uploaded into Google Classroom as we progress from one unit to the next. 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
Show your P.R.I.D.E.!
Students often work together in collaborative groups and must respect each group member's right to an education.  Reflect on your classroom/lab behavior often. Ask yourself if you are being the best you can be.
#1 Respect yourself and your future.
#2 Respect your fellow students and their right to learn.
#3 Respect your teacher(s).
#4 Respect your school's property and community.

DAILY REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • A small 3 ring binder with loose-leaf paper or a spiral notebook just for science!  Your notebook may be stored in the classroom. You may use your notebook as a reference while taking quizzes. A scientist's notebook is a precious tool, keep it neat and orderly!  If your notebook contains all required entries and is properly organized, you may be granted a retake on an assessment. 
  • A pen or pencil. If you use a pen, please use an ink color that is easy to read.
  • You should bring your fully charged Chromebook with you every day.
TOPICS BY QUARTER 
(subject to change)
 
       
Quarter 1: Introduction to E.S., Mapping, and Chemistry/Matter
Quarter 2: Minerals, Rocks, and Plate Tectonics
Quarter 3: Erosion and Deposition, Geologic Time, and Earth's Water
Quarter 4: Atmosphere, Meteorology, Astronomy