Mrs. Kathy Galassini
Intro to Earth Science
In this class we will learn about the earth from a scientific perspective. Some of
the topics that will be explored are layers of earth, rocks and minerals, erosions
and causes of natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornados.
There will be a mixture of direct teaching, guided practice, labs and
independent work. Each week homework and/or extension activities will be given
to reinforce and expand on the given topic. When possible, students will be able
to choose from a couple of options of extension/homework activities, the goal
being the student chooses an assignment that best fits their learning style.
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day;
But if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity,
He will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” Clay P. Bedford
8/3 Introductions-What is Earth Science?
9/8 Where is EARTH in space?
9/15 Layers of the Earth
9/22 Physical features of Earth.
9/29 What is the LITHOSPHERE?
10/6 What are EARTH QUAKES?
10/13 What is a VOLCANO?
10/20 Session I review
In Session I the students the will have a better understanding of the topics below:
This is from Illinois Standards Achievement tests (ISAT),
12.4.29 Understand that Earth’s basic materials are land, water, and air.
12.4.44 Understand that most of Earth’s surface is covered by water, and identify
the major kinds of land and water formations…
12.4.32 Understand that the surface of the earth changes. Know that some
changes are due to sudden events.