Message from Mr.Paris -
"We need a new generation of young scientists to solve these problems."
Earth Science is a course in which the student will engage in scientific inquiry, demonstrate proficiency in scientific disciplines, and acquire the facts, concepts, principles and approaches through which he/she can understand the earth, its inhabitants and its relationship to the universe.
Curriculum: There are four major areas of study in this course:
The Earth’s Composition and Structure-this will include layers of the Earth, rock and mineral characteristics, use of rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, earthquake zones, and subduction.
The Atmosphere-this will include the water cycle and human population, atmospheric structure, atmospheric energy, and the ocean currents effects on land and weather.
The Structure of the Universe- this will include structure of the Earth, moon, sun system, planets, stars, and galaxies.
The Human Effects- this will include information on Earth’s resources and population, and human culture and environmental policy.