10-12 Marine Science 2024-2025

Wednesdays, 10:30 -12:30

Instructor: Paul Jozwiak pjoz98@yahoo.com

Class Tuition: $650 per year or 10 equal installments of $65

Supply Fee: $100 per year, due at registration

Instructor accepts: Cash or Check

*NOTE: There is a minimum of 10 students required 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. Students should be expected to work on assignments at home at least 2-3 hrs each week.

Required Materials:
(1) Marine Science by Thomas Greene, 3rd edition, Amsco School Publications
ISBN 978-1531115104, approx. $60. Check with Mr. J before you purchase.
(2) Beachcombers Guide to Gulf Coast Marine Life, Susan Rothschild ISBN 978-1589790612, approx. $15
(3) The Ultimate Guide to Shells of the Texas & Northern Gulf Coast, Jackie Douglass ISBN 978-1893770034 or 1893770036, 12 pages, January 1, 2001, Publisher Steven M. Lewers (folding guide) approx. $10

*Used books may be found at www.homeschoolclassifieds.com
*Also check other sites by using ISBN numbers