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Course Name: Earth/Space Science

Subject: Science

Course Number: 2001310

Credit Earned: 1.0 credit

Prerequisites: None

Course description: The purpose of this course is to develop and apply concepts

basic to the Earth, its materials, processes, history, and

environment in space. Exploration is the key to success in this

course as students become explorers and investigators of the

atmosphere, freshwater hydrology, ocean floor tectonics,

geologic tie, and space.

Scope & Sequence: Module 1: The Nature of Science

Course expectations and preparations

Safety

The scientific method

Who and what are scientists?

Module 2: The Skies

General characteristics of the atmosphere

Factors influencing weather and climate

Global air circulation and winds

Module 3: The Waters

The composition of oceans

Hydrology

Module 4: The Lands

Plate tectonics

Geology

Module 5: The Past

Relative and absolute time and dating methods

Geologic time periods

Module 6: The Universe: Space, the Final Frontier

Origins of the Universe

Our Solar System

Moon/Earth relationships

Sun/Earth relationships

This course integrates the Goal 3 Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter.

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