Earth Science: The Ocean and Atmosphere

Earth Science- The Ocean and Atmosphere (Grades 10/11/12)  #0259  EC

½ credit                                                                                                          5 periods (S)

The focus of this Oceanography and Meteorology course includes the exchange of energy within and between the hydrosphere and the atmosphere. Fundamentals of oceanography, meteorology and climatology will be explored hands-on as students investigate the driving forces behind such topics as ocean currents, tides, weather, cloud formation and types, and Earth’s ever-changing climate. Students will also investigate and predict our local weather conditions using the Manheim Township Weather Station.

Prerequisite: successful completion of Physical Science and Algebra 1.

Want More Earth Science? Students are encouraged but not required to take Earth Science- The Solid Earth.