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Quarter 3 begins February 3. Confirmed enrollments accepted through February 4.

This semester-length course focuses on how the Earth has changed over time and how it continues to change. Topics include: interactions of Earth systems; the moving earth, which includes plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes; oceanography; climate and climate change; and a descriptive history of the universe and solar system. Course activities include a variety of assignments, such as virtual labs, class discussions, and videos related to Earth Sciences — all with an emphasis on critical thinking and reasoning from evidence.

Course materials: Online edition of Earth Science (Prentice Hall, 2006); other selected web sites. Virtual Labs are conducted online and supplies are not required. Before a student can enroll in a MNOHS science course, MNOHS must receive a permission form signed by a parent or guardian (if the student is under 18).

Standards met: This course meets all standards and benchmarks in the following strands of the 2009 Minnesota Science Standards for Grades 9-12: The Nature of Science and Engineering; Earth and Space Science.

Credit: 0.5

Honors Opportunity: No

Prerequisites: None

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