This science course will provide students with the core knowledge of Earths natural systems and place in the Universe.
The course is divided into four distinct parts, each consisting of three, fifteen-lesson units, each based on a central concept. Graded assessments follow each lesson; an exam follows each unit.
Earth Science is the combined study of geology, physics, chemistry, and biology as they impact our Universe, the Earths internal processes, and the structure and relationships of the natural world. Included in this course is a study of the earths air, water, and physical processes that shape the physical world. This course also focuses on how human civilization has impacted the balance of nature. Students will gain knowledge of the most modern science behind topics such as continental drift, fossil dating, the cause of the seasons, natural disasters, ocean ecosystems, and alternative energy sources. This course will lay the groundwork for future studies in science and is designed to overview the topics in an interactive and engaging way.
Part 1 Description
The first part of the course provides a broad introduction to Earth Science. Unit 1 includes a discussion of the scientific method, technology, and basic concepts of the science used throughout the course. Unit 2 introduces students to geology, including the components of the earth, matter, types of rocks and how they are formed, minerals, and plate tectonics. Unit 3 discusses the Earths resources, both renewable and non-renewable, as well as how human activity uses the resources available to us.
_________â_Part 1 Unit 1 Introduction to Earth Sciences
_________â_Part 1 Unit 2 Geology
_________â_Part 1 Unit 3 Earths Resources
Part 2 Description
The second part of this course focuses on climate, seasons, and the crust of the Earth. The first unit discusses how Earths rotation and revolution around the sun contribute to the seasons. This unit also includes discussion of climate change over time and how the moon relates to the Earth. Unit 2 delves into more detail about continental drift and how it has affected the way the surface of the Earth formed. Unit 3 takes the students through the basics of earthquakes and their impact, as well as the formation and changes of mountain ranges over time.
_________â_Part 2 Unit 1 The Climate and Seasons
_________â_Part 2 Unit 2 Continental Drift and Its Impact
_________â_Part 2 Unit 3 Earthquakes and Mountain Ranges