Course title

Physical Science



Course description

Course Name has been changed to Earth Systems Science

Earth Systems Science Credits: 1.0 Prerequisite(s): none

How does our world work?

Grade(s): 9

Length: Year

This question is at the heart of the Earth Systems Science. In addition to emphasizing the development of a strong knowledge base in areas of physical and earth systems sciences; students gain an understanding of the practice of science through a variety of performance assessments. These performance activities include designing; building; and testing devices that; for example; demonstrate an understanding of the scientific process and the Laws of Thermodynamics. Additionally; students explore Newton?s Laws; the atmosphere; hydrosphere; climate change and the role plate tectonics has played in forming our present day geography on their way to developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the scientific process.

School country

United States

School state

New Hampshire

School city


High school

Souhegan High School

School / district Address

412 Boston Post Rd.

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science; we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

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