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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

      • [email protected]

      • 412-348-1470 – IMS Main office

      • 412-496-9535 – personal cell


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


Earth and space science

  • 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 *


Earth and space science

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


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