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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.

TEXTBOOKLogin page
Your username is the beginning of your school Gmail account, and the password is your Google password. 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
Show your P.R.I.D.E. !
Students often work together in collaborative groups and must respect the rights of all 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.

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 for 15 minutes chapter/unit test days. A scientist's notebook is a precious tool, keep it neat and orderly! I will collect your notebook when you turn in your chapter/unit test. 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 everyday.
TOPICS BY QUARTER
 
       
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