Making waves in STEM

Earth and Space Science, Semester B

  • Date created

    June 30, 2020

  • Last updated

    June 30, 2020

Enroll in Earth and Space Science with Dolphin STEM Academy

Course Overview

Science is the study of the natural world. It relies on experimentation and physical
evidence to describe the natural events that occur around us. Earth and Space Science
B explains how convection shapes the weather, climate, and movement of ocean
currents on Earth. The course takes an in-depth look at climate change and the
greenhouse effect in Earth’s atmosphere. It draws attention to severe weather events
and describes how technology plays a role in keeping communities safe. It also
explores how the growing human population poses challenges for the distribution of
Earth’s natural resources today and in the future.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, you will:
Use modeling of ocean currents to explain geological processes in the ocean.
Describe how the uneven heating of Earth affects its weather and climate.
Use data from weather maps to explain the motion of air masses.
Use data collection tools to draw conclusions about current weather conditions.
Collect data to show how the mixing of air masses causes weather changes.
Develop and use a model to explain how landforms affect the weather and climate.
Model the greenhouse effect using temperature as a dependent variable.
Explain how current trends in carbon dioxide levels affect Earth’s climate.
Analyze evidence of climate change, and present your findings.
Determine the effectiveness of different methods of addressing climate change.
Build a model of an ocean, and design features to protect shorelines from a tsunami.
Use historical evidence of natural hazards to determine the disaster risk of a region.
Build a seismograph model and engineer a model building that can withstand an earthquake.
Analyze data to explain how technology can limit the risk of damage from natural hazards.
Explain how the growing number of humans and their use of natural resources affect Earth’s systems.
Design methods to reduce the negative impact that humans have on the environment.

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