Before you begin your course, please read the student handbook. It contains valuable information about our policies and procedures. If you have taken an online course with IU High School before, either on the old Dragon system or IU's Oncourse system, you will find that many procedures, including those for processing assignments, applying for exams, and checking on grades, have changed with the adoption of Canvas.
Unless otherwise specified, all exams are still proctored. Refer to the exam tips lessons and the student handbook for specific information about arranging to take your examinations.
We encourage you to use the Making a Schedule form to create a study schedule that will match your personal needs.
The IUHS Help Portal has links to helpful information and learning resources that may help you do better in this course.
Tips for Success in Independent Study Courses is a printable document that contains in-depth advice about managing your time and studying course materials.
We strongly encourage you to read the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, which provides regulations governing the actions and interactions of all members of the university community.
The following text is required for this course:
Tarbuck and Lutgens. Earth Science. Pearson Education, 2011. ISBN 978-0-13-316393-3
The following CD-ROM is optional but highly recommended:
GEODe Key Concepts CD-ROM. Pearson Education, 2006 or 2007. ISBN 9780133627862
Please complete and submit the student information form, found in the Assignments page.
Introduction: Be sure to read the course introduction before beginning any lessons.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Earth Science
Lesson 1 Assignment
Lesson 2: Minerals
Lesson 2 Assignment
Lesson 3: Rocks
Lesson 3 Assignment
Lesson 4: Earth’s Resources
Lesson 4 Assignment
Lesson 5: Midterm Tips
Lesson 6: Weathering, Soil, and Mass Movements; Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind
Lesson 6 Assignment
Lesson 7: Running Water and Groundwater
Lesson 7 Assignment
Lesson 8: Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
Lesson 8 Assignment
Lesson 9: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
Lesson 9 Assignment
Lesson 10: Final Tips
Course Evaluation - Please complete before applying for the Final Exam below. All responses are anonymous.
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