(a-g) / Graduation Requirement
Grade Level: 11-12
Grade Restrictions: None
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in Integrated Math 1
(Satisfies Physical Science Graduation Requirement)
This course explores the foundation of Earth Science in the following related fields: Geology (with emphasis on CA Geology), Meteorology, Oceanography, and Astronomy. These units are designed to increase the students’ understanding of the physical universe as it affects their lives. Realizing the diversity of students’ interests and abilities, activities and lessons are designed to develop critical thinking, attitudes of independent inquiry and problem solving skills through the use of textbook, computer labs, videos, computer-based models, and hands-on activities. The students will be engaged in cooperative learning in doing lab investigations and unit projects. Throughout the course the students are expected to develop skills and confidence in designing lab experiments, writing lab reports and oral presentations.