This course takes a look at the resources that populate the spheres (biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and cryosphere) and how we use, renew, deplete, and waste them. Students will learn about experimental design, properties of water, weathering and erosion, oceans, the atmosphere, Earth's climate, feedback loops, natural resources, pollution, and sustainability. This is the second 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 2
  • Skill: Communication—Deliver Presentations
  • Attribute: Respect