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Earth Science Class

This class is based on the Earth's dynamic systems and their interactions. Major topics include plate tectonics, Earth's structure, shaping of Earth's surface, Earth's history, and scientific experimentation and investigation.

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."

Edwin Powell Hubble

Earth Science Topics
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Introduction to Earth Science Volcanoes
Minerals Earthquakes
Rocks Fresh Water Resources
Rock and Fossil Record (Earth's History) Astronomy Unit
Plate Tectonics Meteorology Unit
Note: This is a tentative list. This can and does change from year to year depending on time constraints.

Earth Science Links

Holt Online Learning (link)

This link takes students to the log-on page to access the online textbook for Wachter Earth Science class. Use the following username and password to access it:
Username: apuma9
Password: z6y3y

StarDate Online (link)

Welcome to StarDate Online!
StarDate is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. Our English and Spanish radio programs air daily on more than 500 stations. And our popular bimonthly astronomy magazine is the perfect skywatching companion for amateur astronomers or anyone interested in celestial events and space exploration.

North Dakota Geological Survey Site (link)

This link takes students to the North Dakota Geological Survey website.

ND Paleontology Website (link)

The North Dakota Geological Survey Fossil Resource Management Program.

USGS Website (link)

This link takes students to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

North Dakota State Science Standards for 8th Grade Earth Science

8th Grade Earth Science State Standards (link)

Click on this link to see a copy of the North Dakota State Science Standards for 8th Grade Earth Science.

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