Online Earth Science
Earth Science is the study of Earth’s processes in the hydrosphere, geosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Topics include the Earth’s formation and its layers, earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics. Students will come to an understanding of how many of these topics are interrelated and how scientists came to understand the relationships. For example, Earth’s plate tectonics lead to earthquakes and the formation of mountains and/or volcanoes. The course also focuses on weathering, water, meteorology, and Earth’s resources. Students will focus on how these various topics and processes affect humans as well as human’s effect on the processes. For example, how humans can speed up the process of weathering or positive/negative impacts on Earth’s resources. Also, the dangers of processes such as storms or climate change on humans. Students identify key concepts through the reading material and then apply that knowledge. Comprehension will be assessed through multiple choice exams and two comprehensive exams.
- Course Name: Earth Science
- Subject Area: Science
- Credits: 1 Unit
- Track: College Prep, General
- Price: $
- Syllabus: Course Syllabus (PDF)
- Book(s)*: Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe. McGraw-Hill Education, 2017.
Take Online Earth Science for Summer School or Credit Recovery
- Consider a single-course enrollment for better focus
- Get ahead of your current placement in a specific subject area
- Make up failed or incomplete high school course credits as needed
How Online High School Courses Work
- Access ebooks and lessons through your own secure Student Portal
- Study any time day or night and learn at your own pace
- Request academic guidance from certified teachers and academic advisors
- Attend voluntary weekly teacher-led live lessons at our virtual high school
- Get additional study assistance from our online Learning Resource Center
- Complete the course in as few as 6 weeks
*NOTE: Individual course purchases include ebooks only.
Online Earth Science is part of the curriculum for College Prep Diploma students and General Diploma students. You can also purchase it as a single course for high school credit recovery or online summer school. Call 1-800-349-6861 or enroll online now!