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Grade 9 Science

Earth Science

What we do:

Earth Science is designed to be a study of the Earth and Space from their formation to the present. The course content focuses on geology, weather, climate, biogeochemical cycles and space, as well as lab skills needed to perform and analyze experiments. 

How we do it:

Direct Instruction

  • Structured Overview
  • Lecture
  • Explicit Teaching
  • Drill and Practice
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Didactic Question

Indirect Instruction

  • Problem Solving
  • Case Studies
  • Inquiry
  • Reflective Discussion
  • Writing to Inform
  • Concept Formation
  • Concept Attainmen

Experimental Learning

  • Conducting Experiments
  • Simulations
  • Games
  • Storytelling
  • Focused Imaging

Independent Study

  • Essays
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Research Projects
  • Assigned Questions

Interactive Instruction

  • Brainstorming
  • Peer Partner Learning
  • Discussion
  • Problem Solving
  • Structured Controversy

Instructional Skills

  • Explaining
  • Demonstrating
  • Questioning
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Levels of Questions
  • Wait Time