I Love Earth Science!
Earth Science 11 is a University Entrance Science
It is also the fastest growing branch of science in the world!
Are you passionate about our planet? Learn more about our Earth.
Watch the video (attached above) ' Earth Science 11' to see if this course is right for you.
Four Units Make Up This Course
1. Space Science - The Formation of the Planet
2. Rocks & Minerals - The Geology of Earth
3. Plate Tectonics - The Processes That Create Earth's Geology
4. Atmosphere - The Envelope Around Earth That Enables Life
Extension: (When time allows) Hydrosphere - Water Systems - Earth's Life Fluid
Earth Science 11 Course Outline is attached.
To ensure the greatest benefit from each course, the following responsibilities are expected of each student:
Student Responsibility; Consequence/Rationale
Regular attendance is essential
School policy applies to unexcused lates and absences.
Be Punctual. Arrive to class on time.
You are expected to make up missed classroom work at lunch or after school.
Report to class with the necessary books and supplies.
Organization will help you be more successful.
Complete each assignment to the best of your ability and hand in on time.
The marks you earn are reflected in the effort you give.
Exhibit responsible, cooperative classroom behavior at all times.
You will have a consequence if your conduct interferes with the learning environment of others:
Moved Within Class
Meeting with Parent/Guardian
You are responsible for all work missed while absent.If you miss a quiz or exam: All quizzes and exams must be made up at lunch or after school.
Evaluation & Weighting of Course Marks
Course marks will be determined by the following weighted distribution:
This is a formal, common scheduled exam that will be given at the end of the semester.
The final exam is worth 20% of final grade
Textbooks must be returned in good condition at the end of the year. Textbooks that are lost or damaged will be billed to the student account. An online textbook is available for reference on the website.
Students are expected to demonstrate safe use of science equipment in the laboratory. Students will build competency in writing formal science lab reports. Lab reports must be completed fully and handed in on time. Reports must be neat, hand written, and use proper English (spelling, punctuation, grammar). A rubric for assessment of lab reports is provided to students. Unsafe procedures during lab work will result in a zero for the lab and/or removal from the class. There is no tolerance for unsafe lab behaviour.
Students are expected to submit homework punctually for each class. Rubrics for assessment are always provided.
You must keep an up-to-date and organized binder and keytabs for each unit containing class notes, vocabulary, graphic organizers, and foldables. The notebook is submitted for assessment at the end of each unit.
The Provincial Learning Outcomes for Earth Sciences 11 are:
Big Idea: Astronomy seeks to explain the origin and interactions of Earth and its solar system
Topic One: The Beginning: Earth as a Unique Planet
Origins of the Universe
-Big Bang Theory
-Life Cycle of Stars
-Earth as a unique planet within its solar system
-Configuration of the solar system
-Geologic Time Calendar for Earth
-Early Theories of Earth’s Origins
Moon Phases, Eclipses, Tides, Seasons
Big Idea: Earth Materials are changed as they cycle through the geosphere and are used as resources, with economic and environmental implications.
Topic Two: Building Blocks of the Crust: Rocks and Minerals
-Layers of the Earth
-Structure of Atom – Elements/Compounds
-Formation and Structure of Minerals
-How Rocks Form
-Classification of Rocks
-Extraction of Rocks and Minerals: Renewable & Nonrenewable
-Fossil Fuels and other Energy Resources Pros/Cons
Big idea: Plate Tectonic Theory explains the consequences of tectonic plate interactions.
Topic Three: Dynamic Earth: Plate Tectonics
-Seafloor Spreading/ Plate Boundaries
Big Idea: The transfer of energy through the atmosphere creates weather, and this transfer is affected by climate change.
Topic Four: Earth’s Insulator: Atmosphere & Weather
What is the Atmosphere?
Water in the Atmosphere
Atmosphere in Motion
Climate Change and Climate
Big Idea: The distribution of water has a major influence on weather and climate.
Extension: Topic Five: The Compound of Life: Water on Earth
-Properties of Water
-Wind Waves & Currents