Earth Systems - Astronomy, Geology, and Meteorology

  • Welcome to Earth Systems! My name is Mr. Chapman and I teach Astronomy, Geology, and Meteorology. Below is a copy of my schedule, followed by a brief description of each course.

    Mr. Chapman's Schedule (2023-24):

    Period 1 - Prep

    Period 2 - Geology

    Period 3 - Geology

    Period 42 - Astronomy

    Period 53 - Astronomy

    Period 7 - Meteorology

    Period 8 - Meteorology

    Period 9 - Study Hall

     

    About Earth Systems

    Each Earth Systems course explores a discipline within Earth and Space Science. These courses are offered in semester-long (half-year) increments. Students earn 0.5 science credits for each successful Earth Systems course completed.

    Astronomy

    Astronomy is the study of the universe, from our Solar System to far distant galaxies. In this course, we will study the history of the universe, constellations, our Solar System, distant galaxies, and current events in astronomy. Upon completion of this course, you will have a general understanding of the universe, its components, and Earth’s place within it.

    Geology

    Geology is the study of the Earth – how it was formed, and how it continues to shape today. In this course, we will study the Earth’s structure, geologic time, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, and Earth’s resources. Upon completion of this course, you will have a general understanding of the Earth, its components, and how it continues to change today.

    Meteorology

    Meteorology is the study of Earth’s atmosphere – its composition and short-term (weather) and long-term (climate) phenomena. In this course, we will study atmospheric heat transfer, clouds, weather patterns, and climate. Upon completion of this course, you will have a general understanding of weather systems, climate regimes, and contemporary climate change.