EARTH SCIENCE A
EARTH SCIENCE A, the first course in a two-semester series, is an intense study of geology as a problem-solving science. The course presents an overview of planet earth with an exploration of the solid as a series of interrelated systems. Students will explore minerals plus rocks and the rock cycle. Students will also examine the driving forces behind plate tectonics, the deformation of earth’s crust, earthquakes, and volcanoes. The course presents opportunities to examine forces of weathering, including erosion, deposition, glaciers, and deserts. Students will study geologic time, relative age dating, and isotopic dating.