Description: A rigorous introductory Earth Science class that takes a mastery-oriented approach. Students will learn about landforms, matter and minerals, rocks and rock cycles, different planetary phenomena, tectonic plates, oceanography, and other fascinating Earth systems. Experiments will be conducted at home most of the time. Students will be assessed through weekly quizzes and exercises, class attendance and participation, experiments, and tests. There are weekly review guides and textbook practice exercises for homework. Students should expect to spend 30-60 minutes a day on this class. This class will lay a strong foundation for future high school science courses.
Grade Level: 7-8 (ages 12-14) (7th graders must be strong readers)
Please Note: Memoria Press Academy does not cover every single chapter in the book. Some chapters that may be controversial are skipped. In this class we will cover: Chapters 1-2, 4-7, and 12-14
Required Materials: Earth Science by Kevin Nelstead, published by Novare Science and Math. Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones also work).