Earth Systems 1st Period

Earth Systems 1st Period

Earth Systems Syllabus (2016-17)-1 (1).docx

Shaw High School

Earth Systems Science

Class Syllabus


Teacher: Tiffany Nicholas




  • After School: Monday-Thursday 3:30 to 4:00

Important Note: Parents/students should always contact the teacher and confirm availability in advance to ensure that the teacher does not have a conflicting after-school meeting or appointment.


Introduction and Purpose

Earth Systems Science (ESS) is an interdisciplinary study that explores different sciences, such as geology, oceanography, meteorology, and biology. The learning objective for this class is to understand the relationships of various interdependent Earth systems, how each interact with one another, and how both, naturally occurring events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and man-made phenomena like global warming affect the entire planet and every living organism. Because many of our most pressing and complicated environmental problems are caused by multiple and interacting human activities in combination with naturally occurring changes within our planet, I believe that the information, concepts, and issues discussed in this class will be useful to you now and throughout your life. In fact, I believe that this Earth Systems Science class may be one of the most interesting classes that you will take in high school. What could be more important than learning about our home – Earth?



Earth Science by Prentice Hall


Textbook Issuance Policy

Students will be issued an individual textbook and will be required to bring it to class every day.


Required Materials

  • Divider for Earth Systems
  • Loose Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binder
  • #2 Pencils
  • Black or Blue Ink Pen
  • Highlighter Pen(s)
  • 3x5 Cards
  • USB Flash Drive (optional but recommended)
  • Electronic Tablet or Smartphone (optional but recommended)

Course Summary:

Date Details