## Honors Earth & Space Science Summer Assignment

Manning & Seevers

Honors Earth & Space Science builds on all you have learned in both Elementary and Middle School. We are confident that these skills have been taught and, because this is an honors class, there will be no in-class remediation.

On the first full day of class in August 2017, there will be a quiz testing students ability to demonstrate the following skills:

There is no mandatory assignment but if you would like to practice these skills over the summer, the following activities may be helpful:

The materials you will need to have when school starts in August:

Honors Earth & Space Science builds on all you have learned in both Elementary and Middle School. We are confident that these skills have been taught and, because this is an honors class, there will be no in-class remediation.

On the first full day of class in August 2017, there will be a quiz testing students ability to demonstrate the following skills:

- Measure distance, mass, and liquid volume using the metric system. This includes finding the area and volume of an object and convert English and Metric Units.
- Use the speed and density equations.
- Solve a one-variable equation, set up and solve proportions, calculate percentages, and convert fractions and decimals.
- Given a scientific problem, the student can design an experiment to gather data, identify and control variables in the experiment.
- Properly organize data into a table, identifying the independent and dependent variables, and demonstrate an understanding of units.
- Choose the type of graph (scatterplot, line, bar, or pie) that best represents data, graph the data (by hand), and draw conclusions from and explain the meaning of the graph.
- Utilize search engines to locate information on the Internet; use a word processing program to type text; change font sizes and styles; cut, copy and paste text; set page margins; send and receive email.

There is no mandatory assignment but if you would like to practice these skills over the summer, the following activities may be helpful:

- Metrics Practice & Metrics Review
- Speed Worksheet & Density Worksheet
- Pre-algebra Review: Khan Academy, Math.com
- Fundamentals of Experimental Design
- Organizing Data
- Which Graph Should I Use?

The materials you will need to have when school starts in August:

- Either a 3-ring binder with notebook paper
- Composition Notebook
- Graph paper
- Calculator
- pencils with erasers and pens
- ruler, protractor, drawing compass