Mrs. Lisa Giles

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Mrs. Lisa Giles

Welcome to Earth Science. 

    I am originally from South Carolina.  I moved to Boise in 2004 after a long career in the legal field.  I graduated from Boise State University in May 2008 with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  I also have a degree in Earth Science.  This is my 13th year of teaching.  Science is a subject area that most kids can connect with.  Learning about the Earth, it's systems, and it's resources. I look forward to working together with you and your student this year.

Our 4 units of study include:

Semester 1: August 26, 2019 – January 16, 2020

•Earth Systems -Spheres, Energy Transfer, Natural Resources, Human Impact  ( August 26, 2019 - November 8, 2019)
•Earth’s History and Changing Surface– Geologic Time, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes  (November 11, 2019 - January 15, 2020)

Semester 2: January 21, 2020 – June 1, 2020

•Weather and Climate –Atmosphere, Meteorology, Oceans, Regional and Global Climate
•Space Systems –Sun –Earth - Moon, The Solar System, Motion - Galaxies, and the Universe
 

Textbook– Elevate Science Earth

This year students will use a workbook style text.  Meaning they will read and write notes in the textbook. Students will need to bring the text, interactive notebook, highlighter, and pencils to class daily.