Earth Science: The Solid Earth

Earth Science- The Solid Earth
(Grades 10/11/12)  #0254  EC

½ credit                                                                                                           5 periods (S)

The focus of this Geology course includes the formation of the planet, Rocks & Minerals,  Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Caves, Mountain Building,  and Earth’s geologic history. Using the theory of Plate Tectonics, students will explore hands-on the geologic changes and the reasons these changes occur. Students will also explore the non-tectonic changes such as glaciation, weathering, and water and wind erosion.

Prerequisite: successful completion of Physical Science and Algebra 1.

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