Monday, July 9, 2018

Dean Transcript ~ Earth Science ~ 9th Grade

Dean completed his Earth Science course. He participated in all field trips, experiments, projects and covered reading material. This course had a high concentration of hands-on projects and studies in the field.

Topics Covered ~
  • Volcanoes
  • Forest fires
  • Earthquakes
  • Geology
  • Hurricanes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Erosion
  • Fossils
  • Sun and planets
  • Black holes
  • Environments of the earth, including wetlands, deserts, coral reefs, plains
  • Environmental disasters relevant to the world today, with an in-depth study of Flint, Michigan
  • Caves 
  • Sinkholes
Projects and Experiments ~
  • Made a volcano
  • Made salt crystal geodes
  • Made an Earth model with edible layers
  • Experimented with a clean water science kit
  • Performed experiments with mini composter
  • Made a potato clock
  • Made a lemon clock
  • Reconstituted a dinosaur plant

Field Trips ~ We went on many field trips for the Earth Science course, since this is one of the ways Dean learns best. We are fortunate to live in an area that is rich in geology.
  • Arboretum ~ went five or six times
  • AMOS Science Museum ~ went every month for a year
  • Hendersonville Mineral Museum ~ cracked authentic geodes
  • Elijah's Mountain (gem mining) ~ found some tiny rubies
  • Gem store in Chimney Rock ~ had some very unusual fossils
  • The Great American Eclipse ~ 99% totality in our area
  • Hamlin Beach on the Lake Ontario
  • Niagara Falls and Cave of the Winds
  • Duke Gardens to study botany
  • Biltmore Gardens and Conservatory (five times)
  • Louisiana swamp tour
  • Mississippi bayou
  • Gulf of Mexico in Mississippi
  • Dry Falls in Franklin, NC
  • Franklin Gem Museum was filled with petrified wood and local gems
  • Mammoth Caves (the longest cave system in the world) ~ took the Discovery Tour and the Domes and Dripstones Tour.

  • Spectrum Science book
  • Book of Trees (Memoria Press) ~ completed all lessons 
  • Global Warming with Max Axiom
  • Exploring Ecosystems with Max Axiom
  • National Geographic Space magazine
  • National Geographic Grand Canyon magazine
  • Numerous environmental articles
  • Bill Nye Saves the World ~ Full Series
  • Voyager ~ Space Exploration
  • Wild Alaska ~ Full Season
  • How the Earth Changed History ~ Full series
  • Desperate Hours ~ Environmental Disasters show
Dean did a great job on all of his studies and earned a grade of an (A) 99% for this course. He completed 144 hours.

Blessings, Dawn

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What an awesome science course! Your ability to customize his education is remarkable. Truly.