Curriculum

Electives

Earth Science

Offered to Grades 9-12
1 Credit (Semester or Summer Term)

Required Purchase List (Primary // Honors)

From geothermal energy deep within its core to the rocks and minerals that lie on its surface, the earth is the focus of this engaging high school science course. Students in grades 9–12 will enjoy digging into interactive lessons that examine the changing face of the planet. Lessons include the study of geochemical cycles, earthquakes and volcanoes, the earth's resources, the effects of weather, atmospheric cycles, and the earth's place in the solar system.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Earth Science enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

This course covers the following topics:

  • The Dynamic Structure of Earth
  • Features and Forces of Earth
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Shaping Earth's Crust
  • Earth's Water
  • Earth's Atmosphere
  • Weather and Climate
  • Astronomy

Please note that not all science experiment materials need to be purchased. If you are unable to purchase or find any of the materials, please contact your student’s science teacher and see what accommodations or alternatives are available.