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Earth Science

Course Description

Earth Science:
Earth science is a year long course, preparing students for college
courses and careers in geology, mineralology, oceanography, astronomy, meteorology, ecology, mining and environmental studies. This course provides students with a broad-based background and appreciation of their ever-changing planet and its place in the universe. Part A contains the following units:
Unit 1: Introduction to Earth Science (Chapter 1)
Unit 2: Earth’s Rocks, Minerals and Resources (Chapters 2, 3, 4)
Unit 3: Weathering and Erosion (Chapters 5, 6, 7)
Unit 4: Plate Tectonics (Chapters 8, 9)
Unit 5: Volcanoes and Mountains (Chapters 10, 11)
Text: Earth Science. Prentice Hall (2005)