Earth science overview

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Earth science overview

  1. 1. What will we study this year in science?
  2. 2. The "real" name for this class should be "Earth and Space" Science
  3. 3. There are four big parts to our year! Oceanography Oceanography Meteorology Astronomy Geology Let’s take a quick look at each!
  4. 4. We will begin the year with Geology!
  5. 5. Some topics include… <ul><li>Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Rocks </li></ul><ul><li>Earth’s Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Geologic Time </li></ul><ul><li>Fossils </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>Soil Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition </li></ul><ul><li>Continental Drift </li></ul><ul><li>Plate Tectonics </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul>
  6. 6. unexco.com Rocks and minerals uhh.hawaii.edu Volcanoes
  7. 7. <ul><li>Earth’s Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Plate Tectonics </li></ul>
  8. 8. sculpturegallery.com Fossils and prehistoric life! palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk dinoland.dk
  9. 9. In January, we will move on to Oceanography… tgs-inc.com
  10. 10. Oceanography is the study of the water found on the earth. Sometimes it is called Hydrology. Hydro- means “water” And -ology means “the study of.”
  11. 11. Some topics include… <ul><li>Water Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrologic Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>River System </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean Topography </li></ul><ul><li>Salinity </li></ul><ul><li>Waves </li></ul><ul><li>Currents </li></ul><ul><li>Tides </li></ul>
  12. 12. wallpapers-box.uv.ro Ocean water waves on the ocean The ocean floor geology.ucdavis.edu/
  13. 13. www.bcl.com.au pasture.ecn.purdue.edu Currents River Systems
  14. 14. Next we will look at Meteorology This is the study of the air and our weather.
  15. 15. Some topics include <ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Weather Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Fronts </li></ul><ul><li>Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Air Masses </li></ul><ul><li>Weather Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Severe Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul>
  16. 17. mypage.bluewin.ch Tornadoes newsfromrussia.com Hurricanes weatherquestions.com Thunderstorms We will discover why these things happen.
  17. 18. At the end of the year, we will study Astronomy.
  18. 19. Astronomy is the study of our solar system and everything found outside it! That's a lot of stuff!
  19. 20. Objects in the Solar System (NASA.gov)
  20. 21. Objects outside the Solar System (NASA.gov) Nebula Galaxies Stars
  21. 22. So hang on for the best year of science ever !!!!

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