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Online Earth Science

Course Description

In this course, you’ll learn about the various branches of Earth science. You’ll study the steps of the scientific method and learn the differences among scientific hypotheses, theories, and laws. In addition, you’ll learn how scientists communicate their findings. You’ll learn about the two types of weathering—physical and chemical—and some of the processes that contribute to each type. You’ll study different types of surface water, such as streams, lakes, and wetlands. You'll learn about the layers of Earth's atmosphere. You'll learn about weather and the world's oceans. You'll study climate and climate change. In this course, you’ll discover how change across the Earth’s surface is driven by complex geological processes. You’ll learn about plate tectonics, one of the fundamental phenomena that drive global change. You’ll study the fundamentals of geological time and many important events that have occurred throughout Earth’s history. You’ll be introduced to the evidence for these important events and how they have shaped all aspects of Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. You’ll learn about renewable and nonrenewable resources, as well as how the uses of each have contributed to changes in the environment. Students are given an opportunity to identify core concepts through the reading material and then apply that knowledge in review activities. Comprehension will be assessed through formative activities and multiple-choice exams.

Course Summary

  • Course Name: Earth Science
  • Subject Area: Science
  • Credits: 1 Unit
  • Track: College Prep, General
  • Price: $
  • Syllabus: Course Syllabus (PDF)
  • Book(s)*: All of your course materials are included in the course.

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!