In this course, 6th graders begin to look at the ways in which our earth is a working machine. Students explore the interior of the earth, minerals and rocks, earthquakes, the force of water, ocean resources and other natural resources. Students are guided through the science fair project process in this class, and are required to complete a project as part of this course. A Family Life unit is included as well and parents are notified in the spring before the class begins this unit.
Course units include: Earth’s Interior; Changing of the Earth’s Surface; How the Ocean Works; Natural Resources; Ecology Overview and Family Life.