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Southwest High Schooll
1420 Burgaw Hwy 
Jacksonville, NC 28540 
fax 910-455-3949 
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Welcome to Southwest High School and Mr. Byrne's Earth and Environmental Science and Physical Science Classes.

Specific supply lists for my class is: 2 composition books
Information about daily assignments can be found on Edmodo:
Presentations used in class may be found on the Presentations page.
Here are some key terms every scientist should be very familiar with:
science: a way of knowing about the natural world 
Scientific explanations are based on observations and facts that can be confirmed or disproved by other scientists using accepted scientific techniques. 

law: a description of how a natural phenomenon will occur under certain circumstances 
Kepler's Law of Planetary Motion describes the relationship between the time it takes a planet to go around the Sun and the planet's distance from the Sun. 

fact: a natural phenomenon repeatedly confirmed by observation 
It takes Venus 225 days to go around the Sun. 

hypothesis: a possible and testable statement about a natural phenomenon 
Newton proposed that the force of gravity between two objects depends on the distance between the objects. 

theory: a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that typically incorporates many confirmed observations, laws, and successfully verified hypotheses 
Heliocentricism: the Sun is the center of our solar system.