• Welcome to Mrs. Sams' Earth and Environmental Honors Science Class!


    Hello and welcome to Mrs. Sams’ Earth & Environmental Science class at the Early and Middle College.    This will be my eleventh year teaching science within the public school system and my second year to serve in this engaging and close knit community at the early college.  I am truly blessed to say that I have the privilege of working and being a part of such a wonderful and supportive group of students, families and staff.     In addition to my work and involvement as a teacher, I have been happily married for 17 years and am blessed to be a mother of two children, Ivan and Charli who are also students within the Alamance-Burlington School System.   We live on a farm in Southern Alamance County with 17 head of cattle, two cats named Heidi and Skippy Jon, and our two biggest babies, Roxy, our Great Dane and Charlie (aka “Bubbles”) our little Shorkie.   I look forward to getting to know and working with each and every one of you as we pursue and achieve our academic goals for this exciting 2017-2018 school year. 


    The focus of this course is the study of our earth and its surrounding environment of air, water, and rocks.  In addition, we will be learning and discussing the impacts that both mother nature and humans make in our daily interactions with Earth and its environment.  So, from predicting locations of volcanoes, earthquakes and faults to explaining and evaluating how the activities of humans affect air quality…”Get Ready, Get Set, Let’s Learn!” 

    Materials Required:  One composition notebook (will be provided) and a pen or pencil.   Optional: scissors, glue stick

    Course Outline:

    Unit 1:  The Lithosphere

    Unit 2:  Hydrosphere

    Unit 3:  Weather/Climate

    Unit 4:  Biosphere

    Unit 5:  Astronomy


    Grading: Grades will be comprised of Unit Tests/Quizzes (50 %), Lab Investigations (20%), Projects (15%) and Homework/Classwork (15%)

    A= 90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69 and below 60=F



    Shannon Sams
    Room 203
    Alamance-Burlington Early & Middle College
    Email: shannon_sams@abss.k12.nc.us
    Ph: (336) 506-4001


      It is exciting to see my student's progress throughout the semester and I ALWAYS encourage parent involvement. Please feel free to email or call me with any questions and/or concerns. 


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