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Earth and Space Science

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Earth and Space Science

Mr. Grinage

Room 109

- Web page
- Homework page through NA School district website
- Contact info
- bgrinage@northallegheny.org
- 412-348-1470 – IMS Main office
- 412-496-9535 – personal cell

- One of the things we will do is learn different strategies of note taking, to include:
- Graphic organizers
- Outlines
- Concept mapping

- 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.

- 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)

- Introduction – “Thinking Like a Scientist”
- Mapping
- Astronomy
- Meteorology
- Geology
- Energy and the Environment
- Rocks and Minerals
- Earth’s History

- 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:

- 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 *

- 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 *

- All other students will be enrolled in Physical Science (#4409) unless other arrangements are made - waiver