Earth and Space science is a course designed for students to develop a concrete understanding of the Earth and its systems as well as Earth’s place in the universe. Students will use a blend of inquiry and direct instruction based lessons designed to deepen their critical thinking, engineering, and experimental design skills as well as their understanding of chemistry and physical science concepts. The course is designed around three major unit themes. These themes include, Earth’s Place in the Universe, Earth’s Systems and how these systems are interrelated/connected and finally, Earth and Human Activity and how they correlate with one another. The all-encompassing theme is to have students develop the understanding that the Earth and Universe are not single systems acting independently, but instead how the various systems are dependent upon one another.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
Please provide details about the hands on labs performed in this course.