Applied Earth and Space Science
Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Applied Units: 4 units maximum
Applied Earth and Space Science I is a course focused on the following core topics: study of the earth’s layers; atmosphere and hydrosphere; structure and scale of the universe; the solar system and earth processes. Students analyze and describe earth’s interconnected systems and examine how earth’s materials, landforms, and continents are modified across geological time. Instruction should focus on developing student understanding that scientific knowledge is gained from observation and experimentation, by conducting investigations, and evaluating and communicating the results of those investigations. This course may include a variety of learning experiences and tools to support the process of investigation, data collection and analysis.