Earth Science Overview

As we have discovered, earth science covers a broad array of topics.

  1. Rocks and Minerals
  2. Topographic Maps
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Plate Tectonics
  5. Earth's History
  6. Meteorology (Weather)
  7. Weathering

Why Earth Science?

Research activity:

Get in the groups you formed during our Mix-it-up activity. Look up the Earth science topic you represented and answer the following questions.

  • Give 5 subtopics that will be covered in your unit.
  • In what circumstances could you imagine this topic being important to you now or in your future?
  • Why is your topic more important to study than the one's your classmates picked? Be creative!

Prologue Notes Found HERE

Layers of the Earth

1. Atmosphere- Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere and Thermosphere

2. Biosphere- thin layer of life

3. Lithosphere- Crust and Upper Mantle

4. Middle Earth- Lower Mantle, Outer Core and Inner Core

Journey to the Center of the Earth