Students enrolled in this dynamic course explore the scope of Earth sciences, covering everything from basic structure and rock formation to the incredible and volatile forces that have shaped and changed our planet. As climate change and energy conservation become increasingly prevalent in the national discourse, it will be important for students to understand the concepts and causes of our changing Earth. Earth Science is a course that provides a solid foundation for understanding the physical characteristics that make the planet Earth unique and examines how these characteristics differ among the planets of our solar system.
Earth Space A covers the following concepts:
- Scientific Knowledge
- Earth in the Universe including the studies of galaxies, stars, the solar system and the planets
- Earth’s History and Organisms including the studies of fossils, geologic time, and relative dating
- Earth’s Structure and Plate Tectonics including the studies of earthquakes, the rock cycle and volcanoes
- Erosion Deposition and Minerals including the studies of mineral and rock classification, and erosion