Designed to be used with any Earth Science textbook as a content resource, this the first semester of a full-year course includes standard alignments, an easy-to-use pacing guide, plus comprehensive daily lesson plans providing point-of-use content background and teaching strategies to support classroom success. The classroom-tested labs are creative, engaging and apply concepts covered in the (editable PowerPoint) daily class notes that are ready the first day of class. Assessments provided for each unit are also editable. All of these elements will greatly reduce teacher preparation time, improve the instructional environment for both teacher and student, and ensure coverage of all required national and/or state standards. The classroom-tested labs are creative, engaging and apply concepts covered in the daily class notes that are ready the first day of class. Lab materials are commonly available in grocery or hardware stores.