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Welcome to Chemistry of the Earth's Systems!



The sequence of this course is based on a specific storyline about climate change with a tangible example of combustion and food calorimetry. The combustion of fossil fuels and release of heat, carbon dioxide, and water is a fundamental thread that ties together most of the sections of the course and ensures that chemistry concepts are able to be placed in the context of Earth’s systems. By the end of the course, scholars will have explored the fundamentals of chemistry and essential roles that these processes play in Earth’s solid geosphere, its liquid hydrosphere, and its gaseous atmosphere.



Bring each day of class:

  • Pencil or Pen
  • Lab journal (must remain in lab at all times)


Tutoring will be offered from 3:30-4:30 PM on Tuesdays. If you plan on coming for tutoring after school, please let me know so he can prepare some materials for you. If this time will not work for you, please talk with me to set up another time for you to get the help that you need.



  • Investigations/Lab: 50%
  • Projects/Presentations: 25%
  • Unit Exams and Final: 15% 
  • Homework: 5%
  • Class Participation: 5%



4.0-3.6 = 90-100% = A

3.5-3.2 = 80-89% = B

3.0-2.1 = 60-79% = C

2.0-0.0 = NP (Not Proficient)