Earth and Space Science 9th Grade Instructor: Mr. Michael Estep Education: B.S. Clarion University M.ed. Gannon University
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Thank you Thank you for being here!! Have a safe trip home!!! Mr. Estep - Room 208 E-mail miestep@ pomounties.org School Phone 342-1521 Ext. 208