The 9th grade wrapped up their geology block with their practicum exam last week! Geology is the main earth science subject covered in 9th grade, where they learn the major forces that shape the earth. They look at plate tectonics in depth, including the evidence and mechanisms that exist, as well as plate boundary types, the rock cycle, identification, and geological features. Students also typically also spend time outside looking at natural phenomena such as caves, quarries, and faults. In their coming high school years, these 9th graders will broaden their experiential exploration of earth science with blocks in hydrology, meteorology and astronomy. You can read more about our high school science curriculum here.