Earth Science is a comprehnsive study of the Earth—its internal and external structure, its ever-changing surface, its various bodies of water, its chemical makeup and its atmosphere and weather. Optional parts of the course also include the history of the Earth and Earth’s unique place in space. (Students must select and successfully complete one of the optional parts.) Accordingly, Earth Science is a combination of geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy.
In this course, students view the Earth as a dynamic system and investigate, among other things, such topics as the movements of land, water and air, rock formation, types of rocks and minerals, and how the Earth is affected by the sun and moon. There are 7 examinations in Earth Science. Allison, DeGaetano and Pasachoff, Earth Science, Holt McDougal.