This year should be a fascinating introduction to the wonders of a practical subject that involves all the science disciplines. Discover how the universe formed, where we came from, and how our history, culture and even economics were and are influenced by Earth processes. Your experiences in this class will give you a broader understanding of the world you live in, the hazards you may face and the beauty you have the opportunity to enjoy. My goal is to help you develop the skills necessary to be an involved, educated, interesting citizen of the world.
What is Earth Science?
Earth Science can be broken into four main cateorgies: geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. We will explore the composition of the Earth, how it is constantly changing, and the forces that cause these changes. We will explore these topics throughout the school year. - We will examine the dynamic processes of the Earth’s interior, surface, oceans, atmosphere, and the hydrosphere. - We will exaine what causes Earth’s seasons, the moon cycle, tides, and currents. - We will examine our solar system and the Milky Way galaxy.