Welcome to Earth Science

The Physical Setting: Earth Science is related to the field of science called Earth Science. In this course you will be studying the different processes, relationships, mechanisms, and concepts that help us interpret our planet Earth.

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Mapping the Earth

Mapping the Earth

This topic will help you learn the basic skills of reading and interpreting maps. It focuses on the worldwide coordinate system of latitude and longitude and applies that to more detailed topographic maps used by geologists and other earth scientists.

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Astronomy

Astronomy

In this topic we look at the beginnings of astronomy and see how technology has allowed mankind to gain a better understanding of our Universe. We will focus on the heliocentric model and learn about how Earth fits into the Solar System, Galaxy and Universe.

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Weather

Weather

In this chapter, we will discover the relationships between weather variables and see how a change in one can affect a change in another. We will focus on different types of weather patterns and see why certain regions have different atmospheric conditions.

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Water and Climate

Water and Climate

In this topic we will focus on long term weather patterns and see how the changing Earth is responsible for creating unique areas of our planet. Moreover, we will focus in on the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming and relate it to climate patterns.

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Minerals and Rock

Minerals and Rock

This topic looks at minerals and rocks and helps us to understand the different properties needed to identify them. We will focus on minerals and how they are the building blocks of rocks and we will show how we can no longer live without these resources. Moreover, minerals and rocks are an important first step in understanding other topics in geology that will be discussed later.

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Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics

In this topic we will take a look at how the Theory of Plate Tectonics developed and provide concrete evidence that support the theory. We will also focus on Earth's interior and how, through the use of seismic data, we have come to understand the different properties of plate tectonics.

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Surface Processes

Surface Processes

In this topic we will look at surface processes and the mechanisms that help shape our planet Earth. We will also focus on agents of erosion and be able to identify their different geologic features. Moreover, this chapter will revisit sedimentary rocks and see how the sediments produced during weathering factor into the formation of the different rocks.

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Geologic Time

Geologic Time

In this topic we will learn about the beginnings of Earth. From its early formation to present, Earth has undergone extreme changes and evolved to be one of the most unique planets in our solar system. We will also focus on how major extinction periods throughout geologic history have changed the development of life on Earth.

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Earth Geological and Climatic History
Natural Science
Life on Earth
Scale of the Universe
Stars, Black Holes and Galaxies
Additional Resources

Additional Resources

The Physcial Setting: Earth Science can be a challanging course. Below are some additional resources to help you along the way, prepare you for your midterm exam and the Earth Science Regents exam. The resources below vary in content, but may prove useful throughout the year.

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