Earth Science 30
Earth Science 30 consists of 4 units and includes a midterm and final exam.
Unit 1: Principles of Science – focus is upon scientific background specifically focused upon Earth Science; Studying Earth Science – focus is on Earth Science careers, mapping, and the position of the Earth, within the Earth and outside of the Earth; Materials of the Earth’s Crust – focuses upon Minerals and Rock Classification; Earth as a Planet – focuses upon the Earth’s characteristics from magnetic fields to the Earth’s structure.
Unit 2: Plate Tectonics – focuses upon the evidence for the existence of plate tectonics; Geological Activity from Plate Tectonics Processes – focuses upon earthquake, volcanic and tsunamic activity and how the plate activity produces all of this; Surface Processes and Landforms – focus is upon how the elements have shaped this Earth; Water on Earth – focus is upon the energy it provides, the life it provides and chemistry related to it.
Unit 3: Atmospheric Processes – focuses on the processes that are both life-giving and destructive; Life on Earth – focus is upon ecosystems, life on Earth and its relationship to the Earth and development throughout history; Earth History – formation of this Earth – throughout the billions of years history; Natural Resources – focus upon materials used for survival, building and exploitation.
Unit 4: Human Impacts on the Earth Environment – focus is on humanity and its involvement with our Earth; SK life and First Nation perspective; The Solar System – focus is on the makeup of our solar system and its interactions; Beyond the Solar System – focus is on the Universe and its history from beyond our solar system.