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Earth Science:  The Earth Science curriculum is based on the Virginia Standards of Learning. Earth Science is a laboratory-based science, where experimentation and analysis of results is vital to student understanding of the curriculum material. Students will design and complete laboratory investigations in each module. They will explore the components of the Earth system and examine the interactions of these components. Students will examine the effects of human activities on the Earth system and learn techniques for lessening negative human impacts. They will learn to view the Earth as a dynamic system, with a finite amount of resources that must be conserved and re-used. Students will use readings, writings, laboratory investigations, and models to demonstrate and understand the Earth system.