Earth Science

Grades 7-8
Tess Doornink, Instructor

 About the course:  This  exciting course focuses on geology, weather, oceanography and astronomy.  Students  will learn to have an appreciation for the amazing  physical world that surrounds them.  We will especially look at how all these physical processes affect us in the Pacific Northwest.  This is a very important course since this may be the only time in a typical secondary education where these topics are covered.

Students will be required to complete reading, homework questions, and most exams at home.  Each student should plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes a day 4 days a week on this course.  Students will review difficult material in class through lectures, quizzes, demonstrations, and discussions. Parents should be ready and willing to provide oversight for their individual student’s daily progress on assignments.  Grades will be updated weekly at schoology.com and will be based on chapter exams, quizzes, homework, and participation in class.  Students who do not have a 70% at the end of fall semester will need instructor permission to continue. Visit Sound Learning’s general course requirements for more information.

Day and Time:   Mondays 11:20-12:35

Tuition and Fees: $145 per semester = $290 a year, plus registration fees.

ES book coverRequired Text: Glencoe Earth Science ISBN 0078617006.  ($5-$20) Parents are responsible for purchasing text. Look for used books on Amazon and other internet bookstores.

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