Welcome to Earth and Environmental Science


    This is the curriculum students in EES will be studying over the course of this school year. Students in EES are receiving the combined curricular content of EES and 8th grade science. 


    Second Nine Weeks:

    • Hydrosphere and Hydrology
      • Human Impact on Water
      • Safety and Potability of Water
    • Biosphere
      • Abiotic and biotic factors
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecosystems
      • Explain how human activities impact the biosphere.
      • Relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers.
      • Flow of Energy and interconnected with the cycling of matter

    Third Nine Weeks:

    • Chemistry
    • Physical and Chemical Properties
    • Periodic Table

    Fourth Nine Weeks:

    • Lithosphere
      • Rock Cycle
      • Volcanoes, earthquakes, faults, maps
      • Natural actions
      • Geohazards
    • Relative Age of Rocks and Fossils
      • Index fossils
      • Use of fossils, ice cores, rock formations
      • Evidence drawn from geology
    • Human Impact on the Lithosphere
    • Sustainability
      • Alternative energies
      • Population growth
      • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
      • Renewable and nonrenewable energy resources