Earth Science

Course Overview

The Earth Science curriculum builds on the natural curiosity of students. By connecting them to the beauty of geological history, the amazing landforms around the globe, the nature of the sea and air, and the newest discoveries about our universe, it gives students an opportunity to relate to their everyday world. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy
  • Earth’s minerals and rocks
  • Earth’s interior
  • Plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and the movements of continents
  • Geology and the fossil record
  • Oceans and the atmosphere 
  • The solar system and the universe
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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.