The Earth Science course aims to introduce you to a variety of topics that involve the Earth. You’ll learn about geology, oceanography, meteorology, environmental science, and astronomy.Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you'll be able to
- Explain the basic principles and methods of earth science.
- Discuss the various surface processes on Earth.
- Identify features of Earth's atmosphere and oceans.
- Explain the causes of geologic activity.
- Describe the impact of human activity on natural resources.
- Explain the formation and properties of the solar system and universe.
- Solid, liquid, and gas study of water through heat and cooling.
- Measurement of rain near home by leaving out a bucket over a week.
- UV ray detection using a blacklight on different surfaces, including skin.
- Week 1: 4 hours
- Week 2: 3 hours
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical (non virtual) laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.
Per ABOR Requirement, "A Laboratory Science course is defined as a course in w hich at least 1 class period each w eek is devoted to providing an opportunity for students to manipulate equipment, materials, or specimens, to develop skills in observation and analysis, and to discover, demonstrate, illustrate, or test scientific principles or concepts, such as chemistry, physics, earth sciences and biology."