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SCIENCE - Earth Science DEMO



1. The Solar System The Solar System lesson link
The Solar Nebula /Earth's Formation from the Nebula • Cloud of Dust Theory • Formation and Origin of the Moon • Early Earth • The Sun • Effects of Asteroid Impacts in Shaping the Surface of the Planets • Evidence for the Existence of Planets Orbiting Other Stars • Summary

2.

Stars, Galaxies and the Universe


Where is the Solar System? • Galaxies • Nuclear Fusion in Stars • Life Cycle of Stars/Balance Between Gravitational Collapse and Nuclear Fusion • The "Big Bang" Model • Summary

3.

Dynamic Earth Processes


The Internal Structure of the Earth • Features of the Ocean Floor • Plate Boundaries • Rocks and their Properties • How do Earthquakes Happen and Where? • How to Measure Earthquakes? • Volcanoes • Summary

4.

Energy in the Earth System


Internal and External Energy; Energy Budget • Fate of Incoming Radiation • Greenhouse Effect on Earth • Greenhouse Effect on Mars, Venus • Summary

5.

Heat Driven Convections on Earth

The Solar System lesson link
Circulation Patterns in the Earth's Atmosphere and Oceans • The Relationship Between the Rotation of the Earth and the Circular Motion of Ocean Currents and Air in Pressure Centers • The Origin and Effects of Temperature Inversion • Properties of Ocean Water • Location of Deserts and Rain Forests • Features of ENSO • Summary

6.

Climate and Weather


Weather and Climate • Climate and Topography • How Earth's Climate has Changed Over Time? • Computer Models to Study Greenhouse Effect • Summary

7.

Biogeochemical Cycles


Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle • Global Carbon Cycle • Movement of Matter Among Reservoirs •Relative Residence Time of Carbon • Summary

8.

Structure and Composition of the Atmosphere


Thermal Structure and Chemical Composition of the Atmosphere • Evolution of the Atmosphere • The Ozone Layer • Summary

9.

Geology of the United States of America


Geological Regions and Resources • Principal Natural Hazards • Water Supply • Summary