Grade 9 - Science

Earth Science Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)

This course addresses major concepts such as the materials which compose Earth, the rock cycle and types of rocks, Earth"s resources, formation and movement of soil, glaciers, deserts, and alluvial landscapes, earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, mountains building, and geologic time. This course also covers such concepts as the ocean floor, seafloor sediments, waves, tides, and shoreline processes, characteristics of the atmosphere, precipitation, air pressure and wind, storms, climate, early astronomy, Earth-Moon-Sun interactions, and Solar System. Laboratory concepts appear in videos, careers in Earth Science are explored, and key scientists are called out through portraits and biographies.