Junior High Earth Science Classes


Earth Science

Note: This course cost has been temporarily reduced to help cover the costs of purchasing lab supplies. All students must purchase their own lab supplies to prevent cross contamination of COVID and for the possibility of another quarantine. The cost of lab supplies should also be covered by charter school funds if purchased through an approved vendor.

Jr. High – Grade Level 6-8 - two-semester course
Cost of class: $350/semester
Charter Only - Split-Class Option:   $210  Earth Science Lecture Course (Online) paid by Charter PO  
                                                              $140  Earth Science Lab Course (In-Person) paid independently by credit card monthly

PCLC (Westminster)

Instructor: Jennifer Morgan

Tuesdays: 1:00-2:30 p.m

Instructor: Terri Melton

Thursdays: 10:45-12:15 p.m.

1st Semester dates: PCLC - Sept. 15 - Jan. 21   2nd Semester dates:  Jan. 26 - May 27

This class will cover material in the following areas: 

  • Stars and Planets
  • The Sun
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Meteors
  • The Space Program
  • Weather
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Fossils
  • Mountain Formation
  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Erosion
  • Glaciers

 -and more!

 The class will meet for 90 minutes once a week. This course includes lecture, hands-on labs, homework assignments, quizzes and a science fair project.

Two textbook options are available for this course: Pick one (charters use Glencoe)

Space and Earth Science Student Text (3rd ed.)
by Terrance Egolf, Franklin Hall, Rachel Santopietro
ISBN: 978-1-59166-299-0
Publisher: BJU Press, 2005
Length: 928 pp. Format: softbound; 2 volumes


Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe – Student Edition
ISBN: 9780078746369
Publisher: Glencoe, 2008, Hardcover
Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.

Click on the link below to go to the List of Supplies you'll need for this class. You can purchase these items anywhere or use items you already have.  We have noted on the list an approximate price and if each item is available at www.homesciencetools.com. Items highlighted in Orange will be shared in class and do not need to be purchased if you have chosen the In-Person option.

Earth Science Supply List

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