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Earth science is centered on learning more about our planet Earth. In this course students explore a variety of topics that begin with learning more about the place that they live in locally and develop a more global perspective about Earth. Topics include place studies, the history of Vermont, Earth’s development, continental drift, plate tectonics, seafloor spreading, volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks and minerals, fossils, geologic time scale, soils, and weather and climate. Topics will be explored using a variety of resources, activities, hands-on projects, labs, field experiences, and class trips.


Course Information

  • Course Duration: Full Year
  • Grade Level: 6

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