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Earth and Space Science. Mr. Grinage Room 109. Important Information. Web page Homework page through NA School district website Contact info [email protected] 412-348-1470 – IMS Main office 412-496-9535 – personal cell. This year in Science….

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earth and space science

Earth and Space Science

Mr. Grinage

Room 109

important information
Important Information
  • Web page
    • Homework page through NA School district website
    • Contact info
this year in science
This year in Science…
  • One of the things we will do is learn different strategies of note taking, to include:
    • Graphic organizers
    • Outlines
    • Concept mapping
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We will often have labs which will be conducted in groups.
  • Labs are a good way to work in a cross-curricular fashion with writing, graphing, measuring and performing calculations.
helpful home resources
Helpful home resources
  • The Textbook is available on CD-Rom.
    • Please send a note to school requesting a copy
  • Many study aids and other helpful tools can be found online at glencoe.com as well
    • Section review quizzes
    • Standardized test practice
    • eflashcards for vocabulary
    • Supplemental reading
    • Extra credit webquests/projects (with approval)
units covered in science
Units Covered in Science
  • Introduction – “Thinking Like a Scientist”
  • Mapping
  • Astronomy
  • Meteorology
  • Geology
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Earth’s History
recommendations for next year
Recommendations for next year
  • Part my responsibility at the end of the school year is the course recommendations for the upcoming year.
  • There are opportunities for advancement
    • This will be discussed in more detail in the Spring
  • The criteria for these recommendations are as follows:
honors biology 4609
Honors Biology (#4609)
  • Students must meet or exceed 3 of the following 4 criteria
    • “A” in Earth/Space Science
    • Iowa test score in math 80th percentile
    • 85% in Advanced Algebra 1 or 95% in Academic Algebra 1
    • Recommendation of 8th grade teacher *
academic physical science 4509
Academic Physical Science (4509)
  • Students must meet or exceed 3 of the following 4 criteria
    • “A” in Earth/Space Science
    • Iowa test score in math 65th percentile
    • 80% in Advanced Algebra 1 or 90% in Academic Algebra 1
    • Recommendation of 8th grade teacher *
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All other students will be enrolled in Physical Science (#4409) unless other arrangements are made - waiver
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