This course combines life science, earth science, and physical science through three major themes. The study of factors that influence Earth’s climate and ecosystems includes examining the role of human actions and feedback mechanisms. The second theme involves study of the characteristics and rates of chemical reactions and how to represent chemical reactions using models, works, and equations. Lastly, students will investigate the motion of objects and the role of forces in causing motion. Student inquiry will guide investigations of these topics as well as related careers.