Hi! It’s Tuesday, March 30, 2010 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Learn Earth Science
Age Range: 14-18 (Grades 9-12)
ClickScholar Cie recommended this website that offers a free Earth Science curriculum for high school students delivered through a series of links to content on this site (and other sites) using animations, illustrations, diagrams, images, downloadable/printable pdfs, online activities and more.
As explained at the website, “The primary purpose of this website is to help prepare students for the NY State High School Regents Exam in Earth Science. However, the links and materials can be adapted to meet the requirements for most state curriculums and grade levels.”
When you get to the site, click on “Unit Links” on the menu. A new page opens with the “curriculum” divided into sections such as:
*Astronomy – See animations depicting the sun’s diameter, star formation, earth’s revolution, reasons for seasons, moon phases, and tidal phases. Learn about Keppler’s Laws of Motion, enjoy images of meteors, and read the planet profiles.
*Energy – Learn about conduction and convection, temperature and absolute zero, and basic electromagnetic wave properties.
*Measuring Earth – Find Polaris in the night sky. Learn about world time zones. Play a game to find your longitude.
*Hydrology (Weathering, Erosion, Deposition) – Discover the water cycle, how sediments are transported and deposited, erosion, sand dunes, and glacial advance.
*Weather – Discover meteorology and learn about warm and cold fronts, El Nino and La Nina, air mass, Dew Point, hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms.
There are also lessons on Geologic Time, Tectonics, and Rocks & Minerals.
Once you’ve explored the lessons, try the “Unit Exam Practice” quizzes to see how much knowledge you retained.
Check out the “For Teachers” section that includes Labs, Exams, Vocabulary Quizzes, and Unit Notes in pdf format.
As Cie wrote, “When you explore the site, you can find flashcards, a game of “Weather Jeopardy,” and great links to other science websites.”