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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


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


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


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


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


Climate and Weather

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


Biogeochemical Cycles

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


Structure and Composition of the Atmosphere

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


Geology of the United States of America

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