Course Name has been changed to Earth Systems Science
Earth Systems Science Credits: 1.0 Prerequisite(s): none
How does our world work?
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.
Requested competency code:
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.