Free Online Earth Science Course

This is a wonderful and well taught free online Earth Science course, offered by WHRO Education during the coronavirus pandemic. It conveys and teaches the understanding of Earth’s complex systems, its place in the universe and includes topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. In this Earth science course, the student learns about Earth’s systems and how they interact with one another through using  inter-activities, videos, collaborative discussions, hands-on applications, scientific investigations, and real-world projects. Also, Earth Science and How to Resources are available below.

Module 1: What is Earth Science?

Module 2: Mapping

Module 3: Astronomy – The Universe

Module 4: Astronomy – The Solar System

Module 5: Minerals

Module 6: Rocks

Module 7: Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Structure

Module 8: Weathering, Erosion, and Groundwater

Module 9: Earth’s History

Module 10: Resources and Virginia Geology

Module 11: Meteorology

Module 12: Oceanography


Earth Science and How To Resources

This section contains procedures for some tasks you may be required to perform on your computer in order to complete this course.

Google Earth

This course uses the Google Earth application. You will need to download and use this application throughout the course. Click on the link below for more information about installing the Google Earth™ application.

Scientific Investigation Reports

Each scientific investigation uses a consistent format that follows the scientific process. As you complete each scientific investigation, you will maintain a scientific investigation report. This report will be a document in which you will need to make predictions, record data, analyze any data collected, and form conclusions about the scientific investigation.

You may see the following terms in a scientific investigation:

  • Title – the name of the scientific investigation
  • Introduction – any background information from the topic that you will need to know before you begin the scientific investigation
  • Objectives – identified learning goals for the scientific investigation
  • Hypothesis – a prediction that you formulate based on your prior knowledge and by reading the scientific investigation’s procedure
  • Required Simulation – information about a simulation used in a scientific investigation
    Equipment and Materials – a list of any special equipment or materials that you will need to perform the scientific investigation
  • Procedure and Data Collection – a set of instructions provided to you so that you know how to conduct the scientific investigation; the procedure will prompt you when you need to record data
  • Data – a location for you to record your observations and measurements from the scientific investigation
  • Data Analysis – a list of questions or prompts that assist you with analyzing the data that you collect during the scientific investigation
  • Conclusion – a summary of the findings of the scientific investigation; accepts or refute any hypotheses made at the beginning of the investigation
  • Experimental Sources of Error – a list of any sources of error that may occur during the scientific investigation

Free Online Earth Science Course

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