2024 - 2025 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

SCI2020A/SCI2020B Adv Topics Earth Sci A

0.5 credit per semester

Students study the historical development of plate tectonic theory, its application to current research in physical and structural geology, and physical and geological oceanography. Basic astronomy is integrated with current topics such as black holes, quasars, stellar evolution, and cosmic strings. Historical and mathematical foundations are combined with observations across the spectrum. Data analysis is emphasized. This course is not NGSS aligned.

Honors Biology and Chemistry
9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

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