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  • Course Code
    SC.SC011S/SC012S
    Content Area
    Science
    Description
    Geoscience involves the study of geologic principles which act upon the Earth to produce our physical world. Students will investigate rocks and minerals, fossils, astronomy, and meteorology through the use of science and engineering practices.
    • Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims
    • Develop models based on evidence to illustrate the relationships between systems or between components of systems
    • Evaluate evidence, collected from field studies, behind currently accepted explanations or solutions to determine the merits of arguments

    Note: This curriculum was written prior to the 2014-2015 school year. It is scheduled to be rewritten following the Rockwood Curriculum Schedule.

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GEOSCI01Earth Systems: Earth Materials
Students will develop a model demonstrating the movement of matter from Earth’s interior to the exterior, provide compositional data on Earth’s materials, and relate how those materials cyclically interact with each other.
GEOSCI02 Earth Systems: Internal Processes
Students will construct a model of Earth’s internal motion, the effects of those internal motions on Earth’s materials, and the cause and effect relationship of Earth’s motions on surface geological features. 
GEOSCI03Earth Systems: External Processes
Students will model the movement of water throughout the Earth, and the effects Earth’s materials have on surface processes.

GEOSCI04Earth’s History
Students will construct explanations based on historical evidence and current models of plate movements to explain ages of Earth’s materials. Mathematical models demonstrating radiometric dating provide evidence of absolute ages of Earth’s materials and relative dating principles.
GEOSCI05Space Systems
Students will relay information of the structure, formation, and composition of stars, make predictions on celestial motion based on mathematical or computational data, and relate recent data to the formation of our universe.
GEOSCI06Weather and Climate
Based on climate models and weather data, students will connect and analyze several elements of weather, including the structure of the atmosphere, the movement of materials throughout the atmosphere, prediction methods using wind and weather patterns, formation of severe weather, and general forecasting skills.