Earth Science is the study of several different processes and systems that shape our planet, its atmosphere and even beyond. It is more than the study of rocks and minerals. Other major topics we’ll build upon from your prior learning include topographic maps, plate tectonics (to include earthquakes and volcanoes), the roles of erosion and deposition, weather and climate, the geologic time scale, and astronomy. We will also perform many 'hands-on' lab activities in this course to include the use of computers and other materials. I will do my best to make this course informative and enjoyable for everyone, and hopefully you’ll also find it interesting & challenging!