Composition and Natural Sciences:
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Mrs. Sarah Maki
Ms. Jenny Loehr
540 (840) Composition and Natural Sciences 1 yr. 11-12 2.0
Central question: How can I make a positive difference in our environment? How can I reduce my negative impact on Earth?
Study this lab science and composition course while improving communication skills in writing, speech, reading, and technology. Prepare for the complex and technical field of the natural sciences. Topics will include space science, earth history, weather, climate change and the human impact on our earth. Socratic Method of questioning, communication, hands-on learning, and outdoor experiences will be emphasized. Students will refine their editing and writing skills through workshops with peers and instructors and analyze primarily nonfiction articles and research. Students will design their own inquiry project, testing and creating a final impact project to benefit a community. This is an integrated course with 840 Natural Sciences. Students must sign up for both classes.
1 Lab Science credit and 1 English credit
Prerequisites: English 1 and II, Biology
Co-taught by Science and English teachers. Full-year block course.