Earth and Space Science III

Detailed Table of Contents

UNIT 1: THE EARTH'S POSITION

Lesson 1.1 - The Universe

  • The Universe
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Stars
  • Planets
  • Moons
  • Solar Systems
  • Galaxies
  • Other Celestial Bodies
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.2 - The Solar System

  • Solar Systems
  • Our Solar System
  • The Inner Planets
  • The Outer Planets
  • Dwarf Planets
  • Other Objects
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.3 - The Earth

  • Solar System in Motion
  • Rotation
  • Revolution
  • Seasons
  • Seasons in Hemispheres
  • Seasons at Equator and Poles
  • Solstices
  • Equinoxes
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.4 - The Moon

  • Formation of the Moon
  • The Moon in Motion
  • Moon Phases
  • Blue Moon
  • Eclipses
  • Tides
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.5 - Earth History

  • The Changing Earth
  • Geologic Time Scale
  • Mountain Chains
  • Ocean Basins
  • Ring of Fire
  • Evolution and Extinction
  • Glaciers
  • Watersheds and Rivers
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 2: THE PLANET EARTH

Lesson 2.1 - The Earth's Structure

  • Earth's Structure
  • Geosphere
  • Crust
  • Mantle
  • Core
  • Hydrosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Biosphere
  • Interrelated Systems
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.2 - Kinds of Rocks

  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • Igneous Rocks
  • Sedimentary Rocks
  • Metamorphic Rocks
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.3 - The Rock Cycle

  • The Rock Cycle
  • Melting
  • Igneous Rock
  • Weather and Erosion
  • Cementing
  • Heat and Pressure
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.4 - Plate Tectonics

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Convection Currents
  • Divergent Plate Movement
  • Convergent Plate Movement
  • Transform Plate Movement
  • Earth's History
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.5 - Volcanoes

  • Volcano
  • Magma
  • Lava
  • Where They Occur
  • Classifying Volcanoes
  • Cinder Cone Volcano
  • Shield Volcano
  • Composite Volcano
  • Vocabulary

 

UNIT 3: WATER AND CLIMATE

Lesson 3.1 - The Earth's Water

  • The Water Cycle
  • Evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Precipitation
  • Collection
  • Freshwater
  • Glaciers
  • Movement of Water
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.2 - Oceanography

  • Oceans of the World
  • Ocean Bottom
  • Salt Water
  • Deep Ocean Currents
  • Surface Currents
  • Ocean Impact
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.3 - Weather

  • Weather
  • Temperature
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Wind
  • Humidity
  • Clouds
  • Rain Gauge
  • The Ocean
  • Predicting Weather
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.4 - Climate

  • Climate
  • Determining Climate
  • Classifying Climate
  • Tropical Climate
  • Dry Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Cold Climate
  • Polar Climate
  • Oceans Role
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.5 - Biogeology

  • Biogeology
  • Extinction
  • Weathering
  • Microorganisms
  • Remains
  • Beavers
  • People
  • Carbon Cycle
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 4: EARTH AND HUMAN ACTIVITY

Lesson 4.1 - Natural Resources

  • Natural Resources
  • Air
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Minerals and Metals
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Distribution of Resources
  • Renewable Resources
  • Non-renewable Resources
  • Inexhaustible Resources
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.2 - Natural Hazards

  • Hazards
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunami
  • Volcanoes
  • Storms
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.3 - Human Impacts on Earth Systems

  • Human Impact
  • Water
  • Pollution
  • Biosphere
  • Conservation
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.4 - Global Climate Change

  • Climate Change
  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Electric Power
  • Transportation
  • Reducing Carbon Footprint
  • Impact of Global Warming
  • Vocabulary