This course deals with Earth and its neighbors in space, beginning with a study of the formation of the universe, the elements of our solar system, and the origins of Earth. Students also learn about the eras of Earth, continental drift, geology, biogeology, seismology, and patterns in Earth's history and processes. This is the first half of a two-part Earth Science series. This course also encompasses Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

This course uses our Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes (KSA) model to give students the opportunity to develop both real-world 21st Century Skills and Social and Emotional Learning Soft Skills to develop college and career readiness.

  • Knowledge: Earth Science, Part 1
  • Skill: Critical Thinking—Information and Discovery
  • Attribute: Kindness