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RANCHO BUENA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL:
Our identified critical academic needs for our school are 1) Increasing Subject Area Literacy & 2) Reinforcing Mathematical Concepts. There are four Expected School-wide Learning Results intended to guide instruction: Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Communication & Connections.  We teach science taking all of these factors into account and making Earth Science as relevant as possible to our student's lives.  

Mr. Hirmas



QUIZ PREPARATION! 




OUR STUDENTS AIM TO BE:

EFFECTIVE READERS
They know the context of their reading, can take excellent notes summarizing their learning and can question the material for further exploration or understanding.

EFFECTIVE LISTENERS
They take advantage of being active listeners and can process communication from peers, teachers, videos, podcasts, or other material.

EFFECTIVE THINKERS
They are problem solvers, they can teach others what they learned, they can create concept maps of their learning, they can demonstrate mastery by passing any inspection or assessment, can demonstrate their learning by creating innovative solution or invention.

CURRENT WORK

All work will be done in class until teacher posts work in this location.  The best to you this second semester!
CONTENT & LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES (COLA)

STANDARDS: California NGSS Grade 9-12
INTRODUCTION UNIT

HS-ESS1  Earth’s Place in the Universe
HS-ESS2  Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS3  Earth and Human Activity
LITERACY IN SCIENCE Reading and Writing

CLARIFICATION: Overview Intro: What is Earth Science, Earth's Place in the Universe, Representing Earth's surface, Earth as a System, People and the Environment. Scientific Method: Observation, Math in Science - applications: measurement, density (its importance and use), Latitude and Longitude.  Professions in the field of Earth Science.