Earth Science Print

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Earth science begins with studying the Earth and its composition. The course is a survey of the spheres of the Earth. It includes plate tectonics which includes earthquakes and volcanoes. Natural resources, both renewable and non-renewable are studied, including the methods to conserve the resources. Continuing away from Earth, the course includes a study of the Sun, moon, and the planets. A comparison of the Sun with other stars is included in the study of the universe.

Students are provided with Earth Science - Geology, The Environment & The Universe

Course Objectives

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Define scientific terminology in order to foster the ability to read, interpret, and understand scientific literature.
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific principles.
  • Relate the study of Earth sciences to the world in which we live.
  • Become aware of and be able to discuss several major environmental issues which affect the health of their community.
  • Develop an appreciation for the natural processes that occur on Earth and how they impact the environment.

Lesson 1:  Earth Science and Composition of Earth

  • The Nature of Science
  • Mapping our World
  • Matter and Change
  • Minerals
  • Igneous Rocks
  • Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks


Lesson 2:   Surface Processes on Earth

  • Weathering, Erosion, and Soil
  • Mass movements, wind, and glaciers
  • Surface water
  • Groundwater


Lesson 3: The Atmosphere

  • Atmosphere
  • Meteorology
  • The Nature of Storms
  • Climate


Lesson 4:  The Oceans and The Dynamic Earth

  • Earth’s Oceans
  • The Marine Environment
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes


Lesson 5:  Geologic Time

  • Fossils and the Rock Record
  • Precambrian Earth
  • The Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras


Lesson 6:Resources and the Environment and Beyond the Earth

  • Earth Resources
  • Energy Resources
  • Human Impact on Resources
  • The Sun-Earth-Moon System
  • Our Solar System
  • Stars
  • Galaxies and the Universe

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