Comprehensive Science 1 is the first in a series of three consecutive science classes. This course provides an introduction to Science, Energy, Force, Weather, Climate, The Earth’s Systems, and the Living World. Some topics are explored in depth while others are introduced to serve as building blocks for Comprehensive Science 2 and 3. During this course students will explore science through every day examples and experiences. Students will participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned


Ch.1 – Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Landforms
Erosion: Changes in the Earths Surface
Types of Weathering
The Force of Moving Water
Wind and Wave Erosion
Weathering and Erosion Test

Ch.2 – Earth System and Patterns
Earth’s Shape and Structure
Layers of the Atmosphere
Earth’s Atmosphere
Ozone Layer Writing
Global Change in Atmosphere
Global Warming Project

Ch.3 – The Sun’s Energy
Heat Transfer
Heat Energy
Energy from the Sun Test

Ch.4 – Weather and Climate
Climate Introduction
What Causes Climate?
Factors that Influence Climate
Meteorology: How Do Clouds Form?

Ch.5 – Human Body Systems
Human Body: Introduction
Human Body: Nervous System
Human Body: The Muscular and Skeletal System
Human Body: The Circulatory System
Human Body: Digestion
Human Body: The Endocrine System
Human Body: The Immune System
Human Body: Reproductive System

Ch.6 – Classifications
Biological Change
Minor Kingdoms

Ch.7 – Cell Theory, Structure, and Function
Introduction to Cells
Cell Organization
The Cell and its Parts
Cellular Respiration
Plant Cells Vs. Animal Cells