Advanced Earth Science

Course Overview

The K12 Middle School Earth Science curriculum presents the fundamentals of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Students explore amazing landforms around the globe, the nature of the sea and air, the wonders of geological history, and recent discoveries about our universe. Practical, hands-on lesson activities help students discover how scientists investigate the living world. Students perform laboratory activities and a full unit investigation to learn about the application of scientific methods. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Mapping and maps of the earth
  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • The interior of the earth
  • Plate tectonics and continental drift
  • Forces that shape the surface of the earth
  • Fossils and their importance
  • Oceans
  • Weather and climate
  • Resources, renewable and nonrenewable
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling
  • Materials List

Note: Materials lists are subject to revision and may vary slightly from state to state.