Science_beaker10.gif - 28382 Bytes Earth Science

Earth Science is the study of the non-living parts of the earth. This course includes such diverse topics as Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography, as well as a basic introduction to chemistry and various lab techniques. As in all science courses, you will develop critical thinking skills and become fluent in the scientific method.

This physical science is designed to serve as a foundation for other high school science courses. It emphasizes inquiry-based learning, process skills, and higher-order thinking skills.

Because experimentation is the basis of science, laboratory investigations are an integral part of this course. Investigative, hands-on lab activities that address the high school inquiry standards are central the understanding of the topics of this course.

Earth Science Part I

Earth Science I Syllabus
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How to do well in class
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Requirements of a Lab Report
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General Course Introduction
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Introduction to the Scientific Method
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Earth Science Introduction
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Introduction to Mapping
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Topographic Maps
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Landscapes & Geomorphology
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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Remote Sensing
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Introduction to the Rock Cycle
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More on the Rock Cycle
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Weathering and Soil Formation
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How Soils Form
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Soil Types
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Soil Characteristics
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Soils and Sedimentology
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Rocks and Minerals
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More Rocks and Minerals
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Rocks and Minerals Photos
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Minerals and Crystals
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Common Rocks of Arizona
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Plate Tectonics
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More Plate Tectonics
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Even More Plate Tectonics
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Geologic Time
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Paleontology I
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Paleontology II
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Geologic Hazards
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Mount St Helens' Quiet Eruption
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Under Construction

Earth Science Part II

Earth Science II Syllabus
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Meteorology Overview
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Oceanography Introduction
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Glaciation
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Glaciers and Ice Ages
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Astronomy Introduction
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The Sun
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Life on Mars
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Mars Missions Update
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Jovian Planets
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Meteor Impacts
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Search for Life in the Universe
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Miscellaneous Notes: Elements and Their Properties
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Miscellaneous Notes: Chemical Bonds
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Miscellaneous Notes: Chemical Reactions
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Miscellaneous Notes: Writing Chemical Formulas and Naming Compounds
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Miscellaneous Notes: Chemistry Glossary
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8325 South Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85042
Phone: 602.243.0600
Fax: 602.243.0800
John A. Giacobbe