Earth and Environmental Science
This is a course that focuses on the function of the earth’s systems and NGSS Standards. Emphasis is placed on crustal dynamics, models of the earth, minerals and rocks, geologic history, earth’s place in the universe, and environmental awareness. Students learn to use the Earth Science Reference Guide to read measurements, use equations, read and analyze maps, and use identification tables as tools to analyze data and make conclusions. The course will prepare students for Physical Science or Chemistry.