Earth Science

     Welcome to the Earth Science page.  We will explore Earth science including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and astronomy. There is a focus on designing, carrying out, and reporting self-directed lab investigations.

     I hope that the information here helps you learn better. If you have any questions, please e-mail me (

     Each unit is assessed in four areas: content (30%), science (30%), mission (30%), and student (10%).

Also, the students may work on a page for their cumulative project due in May called their Big Book of Science.


Below is a list of links to unit guides, images, assignments, and rubrics.  


We will not spend much time reviewing this unit as we spent time in past years really focusing on what science is.  But, if you'd like a refresher, please click this for an updated look at science images 


An overview of the thing we are going to study is our first unit.  Earth!  We will learn about its size and shape and motions and basic properties and constituents.  Click here for the unit's information: images

Eratosthenes lab


Plate tectonics images

Tectonics lab

Effects of plate tectonics images


Rocks and minerals images


Weathering and erosion images


Oceans images


Glacier images


Groundwater images


Surface water images


Meteorology images


Astronomy images


Letter home with grading and homework guidelines

Mission rubric

Lab work rubric

Lab Guide

Lab report rubric

Big Book of Science guide