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W 1_01

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Welcome MODULE 1:  Introduction to Science 1

complete within 3 days of entering course


W. LESSON 1.01 – Welcome to Science 1/Syllabus

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Welcome to Science 1!



In this course you will study science using tools available to you online.  This course will cover the California Content Standards for Earth Science and is a required course to graduate from high school in Clovis Unified School District (unless you take Chemistry or Physics-you are required to have one physical science class to graduate).  Lessons are structured in such a way as to make it possible for you to access your Science 1 class from anywhere you have web access.  You will be interacting with your teacher as well as your fellow Science 1 classmates.  You will do assignments, activities, labs and assessments all online with only a few exceptions throughout this school year.  So let’s get started!



This Science 1 course is set up in Modules.  Each module contains a set of lessons which all pertain to the module’s Unit of Study.  Here is what you will be studying this year:



1.  Introduction to Science 1

2.  Nature of Earth Science

3.  Stars & Galaxies

4.  Solar System & Early Earth

5.  Climate

6.  Ocean Currents

7.  Solar & Heat Energy

8.  Atmosphere

9.  Geologic Time & Maps

10.  Plate Tectonics

11.  Volcanoes & Earthquakes

12.  Rocks & Rock Cycle

13.  Biogeochemical Cycles

14.  California Geology

15.  Introduction to Biology

16.  Plants & Animals



  1. Click on the link above to the California Content Standards for Earth Science and read (skim-I will explain more later) over them. 


  1. Click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgr9J8bHkCo) to watch a video about the globalization of education.  (Depending on your computer setup and connection speed, you may have to give videos about 5 min. to load.) 


  1. Click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=PlayList&p=525BBA47F6BDDC8D&index=2) to watch another video about students today. 


4.    You will need an email account for this class.  If you don’t have one already, sign up here (https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=mail&passive=true&rm=false&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com%2Fmail%2F%3Fui%3Dhtml%26zy%3Dl&bsv=zpwhtygjntrz&scc=1&ltmpl=default&ltmplcache=2&hl=en) for a gmail account.




Send an email to your teacher juliemcshea@cos.cusd.com and let him/her know what you thought of the videos; please give some detail and thought in your response, not "cool" or "didn't know that".  This is for a grade.  Every time you need to email me, please put in the subject line:  cos-your last name-module assignment .  This assignment will look like this:  cos-mcshea-w1.01 .


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