Email: luke.rabideau@wcsdny.org
    Phone: 897-6700 x 30033
    Subjects: Marine Science
    Daily Schedule: 
    1st - Marine Science
    2nd - Marine Science
    3rd - Prep
    4th - Earth Science 
    5th - Earth Science 
    6th - Lunch
    7th - Marine Science
    8th - Duty
    About Marine Science: 

         Marine science is a relatively newer science. The first written record for ocean exploration comes from about 6500 years ago when people began diving for food and using the sea for commerce. Sailboats are believed to have been developed by people along the Nile River's coast, and roughly 2500 years ago trade routes existed across  the Mediterranean Sea. 
        The early exploration was confined mostly to the surface. The first full ocean scientific mission occurred in the 1870's where samples of water, sediment, and depth were taken. The modern scientific study of the oceans didn't occur until the second World War where submarine warfare exposed much about deep sea currents and sea topography. During this time, many other questions arose about the sea, and modern Marine science was born.

        Marine science has an abundance of undiscovered areas, formations, and creatures. New technologies allow us to dive deeper and longer with more precise instruments.  New discoveries are being made on a daily basis.  Marine science is a continuously growing field which we will explore throughout the year.

    **Please click the Marine Science Syllabus for homework, grading, and classroom expectations**

    About Earth Science:

    Obviously, the 'study of the earth' is quite a broad concept, so there are many subdisciplines within the Earth sciences. The main sciences studied in this course are as follows...

    Geology: In general, Geology is the scientific study of the earth- the material of which it is made, the processes that act on these materials, the products formed, and the history of the planet and its life forms since the origin. Geology now includes the study of other planets as well. 

    Meteorology: (Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate): The main topics of study here start with air molecules and particles held on the planet by gravity, how they interact and are layered, followed by local weather and large systems, severe weather, and climate.

    Astronomy: Is the study of what’s beyond Earth in space, including our solar system, the path of sun and stars through the sky, our sun as a star, and other stars and the universe.

    Earth Science is a comprehensive science that uses components of Physics, Chemistry, and Environmental ethics together to explain and answer questions about our planet.

    **Please click the Earth Science Syllabus for homework, grading, and classroom expectations**