ISHS Earth & Space Science, v1

HS COURSE SYLLABUS

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor Information:

AH 201 TEXTBOOK

Instructor Name

Ms. Gail Davis

Instructor Information

Gail Davis has taught with the UM-ISHS since 2014. She also teaches Earth and Space Science during Summer Academy. In addition to her work at Ole Miss, Ms. Davis teaches Science and Math at Lafayette County School District.

Ms. Davis received her undergraduate degree from The University of Mississippi and her Master of Science in Geosciences from Mississippi State.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description

Earth and Space Science is an introductory course that includes topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Some of the topics that will be addressed include weathering, plate tectonics, fossils, atmospheric phenomena, the water cycle, and planetary and star systems.

Textbook Information:

AH 201 TEXTBOOK

 

Earth and Space Science, Tarbuck, Edward J. and Lutgens, Frederick K.

Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2009. Print ISBN-10: 0133627551 ISBN-13: 0-13-362755-1 Edition: 3.2.2006

All students are also required to purchase an individual set of rocks and minerals. Please print the order form (attached to the main Lessons page of the course) and mail it along with a $20 money order to:

Earth Science Educators's Supply
P.O. Box 503
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • Apply inquiry-based and problem-solving processes and skills to scientific investigations.
  • Develop an understanding of the history and evolution of the universe and Earth.
  • Discuss factors which are used to explain the geological history of the Earth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Earth systems relating to weather and climate.
  • Apply and understanding of ecological factors to explain relationships between Earth systems.

Course Outline:

Chapters

LESSON

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

1

Introduction to Earth Science

Chapter 1, ESRT, powerpoint, notes

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

2

Minerals *note: you must have your rocks-and-minerals set before you can complete this lesson*

Chapter 2, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment, mineral identification quiz, evaluation test

3

Rocks *note: you must have your rocks-and-minerals set before you can complete this lesson*

Chapter 3, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment, rock identification quiz, evaluation test

5

Weathering, Soil, and Mass Movement
*note: there is no lesson for chapter 4*

Chapter 5, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

6

Running Water and Groundwater

Chapter 6, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

7

Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind

Chapter 8, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

8

Earthquakes and Earth's Interior

Chapter 9, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

9

Plate Tectonics

Chapter 9, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

10

Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

Chapter 10, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

11

Mountain Building

Chapter 11, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

12

Geologic Time

Chapter 12, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

13

Earth's History

Chapter 13, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

 

Mid-course Exam

Chapters 1 though 13

Proctored test

14

The Ocean Floor

Chapter 14, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

15

Ocean Water and Ocean Life

Chapter 15, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

16

The Dynamic Ocean

Chapter 16, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

17

The Atmosphere: Temperature and Structure

Chapter 17, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

18

Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation

Chapter 18, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

19

Air Pressure and Wind

Chapter 19, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

20

Weather Patterns and Severe Storms

Chapter 20, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

21

Climate

Chapter 21, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

22

Origin of Modern Astronomy

Chapter 22, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

23

Touring Our Solar System

Chapter 23, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

25

Beyond Our Solar System
*note: there is no lesson for chapter 24*

Chapter 25, powerpoint, notes, videos

Lesson assignment(s), evaluation test

 

Final Exam

Chapters 14 though 25

Proctored test

       

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

Mineral and Rock Quizzes 10%
Chapter Assignments 25%
Evaluations (chapter tests) 40%
Exams (proctored) 25%
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