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Honors Earth Space Systems: During the course of the year Grade 8 students solve the problems of designing homes all over the world that utilize green resources and take into consideration the climate and weather in their part of the world (Unit 1:Solar Energy and Fluid Circulation), analyzing several Kepler mission findings for Earth like conditions (Unit 2: Astronomy), creating an interactive brochure highlighting five places in the world with interesting tectonic features (Unit 3: Restless Earth), determining the location of a below ground pool on their school grounds (Unit 4: Earth’s Materials) and designing a newspaper with articles predicting about what various locations on Earth will be like in the future (Unit 5:Earth History). Through this course students will demonstrate the ability to use scientific skills and processes to explain the physical behavior of the environment, Earth and universe.