Ninth Grade Integrated
Science focuses on the theme of "Earth Systems." Earth, physical, space, and
life science content are integrated in a curriculum with two primary goals.
Special emphasis in the Core is given to the effects of biological processes
on Earth systems. Three major concepts underlying the operation of Earth systems
may be summarized as matter cycles, energy flows, and life webs. The web of life
is intertwined with Earth's energy flows and matter cycles. Emphasis is placed
on the inter-connections among Earth's systems and on understanding how
alterations in one part may affect the system as a whole.
This course consists of seven units, each with several assignments. You can
find the introductory material for each unit by clicking on the "course
materials" button. You can also find the assignments for each unit by clicking
on the "assignments" button.