Marine Science

10-12 Marine Science  2017-2018

Thursdays, 8:30-10:30 am

Instructor: Paul Jozwiak      pjoz98@yahoo.com  (please reference “school or classes”)

Class Tuition: $600 per year, or 10 equal installments of $60

Supply Fee: $100 per year, due at registration

*NOTE: There is a 10 student minimum for this class to progress; maximum is 25.

Prerequisites:  Students must have completed a first-year Biology course. Exemptions must be approved by the instructor.

Course Description: This course is to provide an overview of the marine environment.   The content includes the nature of science, the origins of the oceans, the chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology and how they relate to the environment.  Major topics include but not limited to the following:  oceanography, geology, chemistry, wind systems, waves, tides, marine habitats, classification of marine plant and animals, Texas coastal marine life–especially shells found on the coast, and microscopic and dissection work dealing with marine specimens.  Lab investigations and projects will be included as well as videos and DVD’s of marine life not normally seen. There will be 2 field trips to the coast: the trip to Freeport is mandatory.  Also, the student will be able to see how God’s creation has given us a vastness and variety of life and things that most might take for granted. 

Required Materials:  (1) ISBN 978-1-63419-959-9 Marine Science by Thomas Greene, 3rd edition, Amsco School Publications, approx. $60Check with Mr. J before you purchase.
(2) Beachcombers Guide to Gulf Coast Marine Life, Susan Rothschild,

ISBN 9781589790612    (approx. $15.00)

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