ES.1 The student will plan and conduct investigations in which

a) volume, area, mass, elapsed time, direction, temperature, pressure, distance, density, and changes in elevation/depth are calculated utilizing the most appropriate tools; b) technologies including computers, probe ware, and global positioning systems (GPS), are used to collect, analyze, and report data and to demonstrate concepts and simulate experimental conditions; c) scales, diagrams, maps, charts, graphs, tables, and profiles are constructed and interpreted; d) variables are manipulated with repeated trials; and e) a scientific viewpoint is constructed and defended (the nature of science).


Welcome back to all students!! Ms.Cathy and I hope you had a great summer and you are ready for a new year in a new school. In high school, we are going to block scheduling, so Earth Science will be during block 5, every odd day,for 90 minutes. We are fortunate to have great technology in the class room and will use it throughout our lessons in Earth Science. As of right now, there will be no homework in the first week. The first week will go as follows and is part of the SOL ES.1 and ES.2


Monday - Introductions, course and textbook overview, class rules and expectations

Wednesday - Introduction to Earth Science, 1.1 and 1.2 PowerPoint and worksheets

Friday - Chapter 1 - The parts of the Earth, 1.3, PowerPoint and worksheets


Have a great first week!