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Earth and Space Science 9th Grade Instructor: Mr. Michael Estep Education: B.S. Clarion University M.ed. Gannon University.

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2 Earth and Space Science 9th Grade Instructor: Mr. Michael Estep Education: B.S. Clarion University M.ed. Gannon University

3 Textbook: Prentice Hall Science Explorer 2002 edition *Students are provided with a text and a Guided Reading and Study Workbook for reinforcement of material covered.

4 The course covers six units of study Unit One: Exploring Planet Earth - Mapping, Rocks and minerals Unit Two: Inside the Earth- Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes Unit Three: Earth’s Changing Surface Weathering, Soil Formation Erosion, Geologic Time, Energy Resources Unit Four: Earth’s Waters- Fresh Water, Ocean Waves, Tides, Chemistry, Zones Unit Five: Weather and Climate - Atmosphere, Storms, Climate Weather Unit Six: Astronomy Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, Galaxies, Solar System, Universe

5 What students can expect in each chapter. Teacher produced note packet. Review and reinforcement worksheet packet. Guided reading and study workbook pages. Textbook chapter assessment. Hands-on Laboratory experience or video Laboratory experience.

6 Assessment for Technical Preparation and Inclusion 10 Multiple choice questions 5 True False questions 5 Completion questions 1 Short Answer question 1 Skills Performance chart or diagram Note: Exams may vary due to content

7 Grading: Exams = 50% Quizzes and Labs = 30% Homework = 20% Example: Exam Average: 94% x 50% = 47 Quizzes and Lab Average: 90% x 30% = 27 Homework Average: 100% x 20% = 20 Marking Period Grade: 94% Note: Extra-credit will NOT be given

8 Flex Period I am available to your son or daughter daily during 7th period for any assistance they may need. Example: Homework help class work help Make-up work

9 Thank you Thank you for being here!! Have a safe trip home!!! Mr. Estep - Room 208 pomounties.org School Phone Ext. 208


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