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Earth Science High School Semesters 1&2: Geology, Weather, Oceans, Space, Geog.

Dr Pete PhD Earth Science Philosophy Geology
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(243)
The full Earth Science Curriculum- AUTUMN Semester 1 starts again in late Aug & Early Sept 2024. SUMMER courses available too. Covering: fossils, volcanoes, dinosaurs, earthquakes, the Solar System, Meteorology, Physical Geography & Space

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
* Describe how the Rock Cyle works
* Analyse different rocks and rock formations
* Explain how science progressed to accept the Plate Tectonics Theory
* Determine why some fossil sites are better than others
* Use a model to explain how the continent of North America formed
* Analyse how weather patterms form
* Explain the main Ocean Structures and life systems in the Ocean
* Ask questions about Solar System and the Planets
* Engage in arguments comparing the differences between the Planets
* Understand why we are looking for life under the ice of the Moons of Jupiter and Saturn
* Engage in arguments about how global warming may affect Global Climate Zones
* Determine why certain Earth Systems are harmful to human beings and how to manage that risk
I have a BSc in Geology and an MSc in Geophysics and have chosen the most interesting and exciting subjects to teach to get young minds fascinated by Earth Sciences.
Homework Offered
Homework is optional. From weeks 2 to 14 of each Semester there will be 6 multi-choice questions to answer using Google Forms within a week of class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessment is optional. Students will get instant feedback on the multi-choice questions and their scores will be added up over the Semester to contribute ot a final grade with a certificate.
Grades Offered
Grades will be offered on request as long as the student answers enough of the optional weekly questions. A certificate of attendance with grade will be sent to the student at the end of the Semester.
Structured lecture classes, so participation optional, relieves anxiety
Mixed media slides for different learning styles
Engaging topics keeps attention
Slides can be seen before class
Multi-choice questions avoids penalising spelling

Some classes talk about Global Warming and Climate Change causing more frequent natural disasters. It also talks about mass extinctions including the possibility of humans causing one now (including ourselves) and has some drawn images of animals dying to become fossils. It is delivered in a upbeat manner with positive solutions (eg: switching to renewable energy), but the more sensative students may find these topics distressing.
Earth Scinece - Global Edition (14th Edition: 2015) - Tarbuck and Lutgens - Published by Pearsons
Earth Science - Hardback Edition - Samuel  - Published by: Spaulding, Namowitz

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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(243)
I teach Earth Science and Philosophy on Outschool and am very passionate about the topics I teach. You can join any of my classes anytime. They do follow on from each other, but can also be taken as stand alone classes. 

I use the lecture-style... 
Group Class


1x per week
50 min

Completed by 217 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-18 learners per class

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