Syllabus-Earth and Space Science



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Earth and Space Science




Teacher: Mrs. R. Williams

Block:   1st and 2nd 

Prep Period: 2nd Block

School Number: (334) 227- 4515

E-mail address:

TEXT: Pearson-Earth and Space

ONLINE TEXT:                  Username: _______________        Password: ________________

Mission Statement

The Mission of Calhoun High School, "to foster nourishing growth and the sound development of each individual, academically and emotionally who will thereby be prepared to intensely compete in global society. We will create a safe and extraordinary place to learn and excel.  This will be accomplished by a well-trained staff, utilizing a technologically sound, student centered curriculum.

Course Description

This course develops your understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. You will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyze techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. You will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and surface processes, and its geological history, and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, you will learn how these forces, process, and materials affect your daily life.


Weighted Grading Structure

Required Task

Percentage of Grade

Daily /Homework/Bell assignments Grades

40 %


60 %




Extra Credit Points: Extra credit points will be given to students periodically. It is the student's responsibility to keep up with the points they are given. Extra points may be used on low daily, quiz, and test scores.  Absences It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for make-up tests, find out what assignments are missing, and when they are due. Please, make sure that the original date that the assignment was due is on your paper before it is turned in. According to the Student Handbook,” Students in grades 9-12 who miss more than five school days per term will be given a grade of FA…”(Student Handbook, 2014).

Make-up Work

If a student is absent for any excused reason as defined in the Student Handbook, “the student shall be allowed to make-up school work missed during those absence(s). The student will be responsible for contacting the teacher(s) within three (3) days to arrange a time within a two (2) week period to make up work and/or examinations from said absence(s).”  This opportunity does not require that the teacher re-teach the lesson, but it does require that the student receive a reasonable opportunity to learn missed lessons.  The teacher is not obligated to provide make up work or examinations for a student absent for unexcused reasons other than suspensions” (Student Handbook, 2014). A list of Missed Assignments will be put on Google Classroom; however, students must schedule a time to make-up missed assignments, test, and/or quizzes from the teacher. See Schedule




Grading Percentage Distribution











Below 60




Note: Some items may count more than one time for any assignment.


Teacher Schedule










After school


Internet Assignments:  My webpage is located on the school’s website , click “School Staff” then click my name. Throughout the semester students will be submitting assignments via Google Classroom. To join Google Classroom you will need to download the Google Classroom app on your phone or go to Google Classroom on your computer. When prompted to use your first name.last / password is your last name and lunch number. You will need to join my class after you have established an account in another teacher’s class. Join my class using the code: 84pqp86

Projects: You will have 2-3 projects to be completed within this semester. Each project will count as two grades: daily and test.


Supplies Needed ***All supplies are needed by .                                      


The following items are needed in order to be successful and healthy in my class: (All items can be found at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Wal-Mart)



                             Wish List                    Index cards                     1 can of Disinfectant spray            Cleaning Spray?        Construction Paper

Expo Markers






2--Composition notebook (1 for Notes and vocabulary and 1 for class

Assignments and homework)

1--3-ring binder (to keep handouts, assignments, tablet and comp. notebook)

Notebook paper                                                                                                



1-roll of Paper Towels

1-Ream of Copy Paper



Classroom rules and procedures

Classroom rules and procedures are expected to be followed by all students. The behavior and participation of each person will determine the type of learning that will occur. Make sure your behavior does not stop others from learning or the teacher from teaching the class. You determine and are responsible for what you take from this class. Teaching is my right, just as learning is yours; and teaching is my privilege, just as learning is yours.

The Classroom Rules are as follows:

  1. Be Responsible
  2. Be Respectful
  3. Be Resourceful

Text Notification of Class Reminders:         Text the message @ ear1th to the number 81010 for 5th Block Earth & Space Science



****Must be kept in Notebook at all times****

























The Calhoun School

Earth and Space Science







Please sign legibly below. After you have read the Syllabus, place it in your notebook and return the last page to the instructor.


I, the undersigned, do completely understand and agree to kindly act in accordance with the aforementioned Chemistry/Honor’s Chemistry class guidelines.



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       Student’s Name (print)                  Student’s Signature                      Date          Block



I/We, the undersigned, understand all of the aforementioned Chemistry class guidelines.




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  Parent(s)/Guardian(s) (print)               Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Signature                     Date