Earth and Space Science


INTRODUCTION

The Earth and Space Science program introduces new concepts about the earth, as well as building on the material learned in 6th and 7th grade. At the end of the 8th grade year, student will take the Baltimore County high school exam in Earth and Space Science. Students will earn a high school credit for passing the exam and satisfactory performance in coursework.

UNITS

ASTRONOMY

  • distances in space
  • celestial motions
  • star formation
  • star aging
  • telescopes and spectroscopy

METEOROLOGY

  • atmosphere
  • weather forecasting
  • severe weather

OCEANOGRAPHY

  • ocean movements - waves, tides, and currents
  • chemisty of ocean water
  • plate tectonics
  • ocean floor topography
  • underwater exploration

GEOLOGY

  • structure of the earth
  • plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes
  • rocks and minerals - production and identification
  • erosion and deposition

***EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE FINAL EXAM***

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