Middle School Earth Science (MSES) is a course that focuses primarily on the Earth as a system. It will highlight the processes inside and on the earth. This course is designed to be in alignment with the Indiana State State Science Standards (2010). Unlike the other three courses in this middle school curriculum* this course takes a macro to micro approach to learning the material. The course starts with a big picture look at the earth and its tectonic plates and then progresses to looking at smaller and smaller components. The Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate units are separate from this structure and are like a course within a course. They will be taught as the final units in this course.
The unit structure is as follows: