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Course name: Earth and Space Science

Course number: 7920020

Teacher:

Objective:

The objective of this course is to impart basic principles of Earth Science to the student connecting them with daily living skills to deeper the student’s understanding of, and participation in, the world around them.

Description:

This course will cover the topics of: Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography. Students will explore Earth’s natural resources, Earth’s development, Earth’s processes, and how they are interrelated. The course will have a strong focus on connecting how the Earth works and how individual, everyday choices can impact the Earth.

Materials:

News to you: Unique Learning Curriculum:

Ducksters Education Site

Kids Discover

Thinker Academy

Kahn Academy

Additional Supplemental materials provided by the teacher

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         40% completed end of topic assessments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the topic based on the sunshine state standards)

         10% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         30% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Course Outline:

Month

Topic

Sub-topics

August

Geology

Composition of the Earth
Rocks
Minerals
Plate Tectonics
Erosion

September

Geology

Fossils
Glaciers
Soil Science
Mountains
Topography

October

Geology

Volcanoes
Earthquakes
The Water Cycle

November

Atmosphere and Weather  

Atmosphere
Climate
Weather
Wind
Clouds
Dangerous Weather
Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Weather Forecasting
Seasons

December

World Biomes  

Biomes and Ecosystems
Desert
Grasslands
Savanna
Tundra
Tropical Rainforest
Temperate Forest
Taiga Forest
Marine
Freshwater
Coral Reef

January

Environmental Issues  

Environment
Land Pollution
Air Pollution
Water Pollution
Ozone Layer
Recycling
Global Warming

February

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy
Biomass Energy
Geothermal Energy
Hydropower
Solar Power
Wave and Tidal Energy
Wind Power

March

The Ocean

Ocean Waves and Currents
Ocean Tides
Tsunamis
Ice Age
Forest Fires
Phases of the Moon

April

The Sun and Planets

Solar System
Sun
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto

May

The Universe

Universe
Stars
Galaxies
Black Holes
Asteroids
Meteors and Comets
Sunspots and Solar Wind
Constellations
Solar and Lunar Eclipse

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