In Aquatic Science students will test, predict, and learn about water and things pertaining to water. The first Unit will guide students to think of water as a system. Learning the chemistry and physics of water, students will complete a course project by applying scientific methods to collect and analyze data on a local body of water. A survey of the physical properties of the ocean, including their formation and composition, will precede an inquiry into how the atmosphere and sun interacts with the hydrosphere to create weather. Students will examine the elements and properties of aquatic ecosystems, including aquatic biology and marine and freshwater ecosystems. In the final Unit, students will consider the relationship between humans and water, including challenges such as population growth competing for resources with agriculture and industry.