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High School Geology Semester 2

In this 30-lesson (one semester) online geology course for high school students, students will apply geologic reasoning and start to become geologic detectives to infer what happened in Earth's past!
Tiffany Lloyd
47 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 4 learners
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60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 15 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
1. Students will learn the difference between a rock and a mineral.
2. Students will be able to describe a rock/mineral using geologic vocabulary.
3. Students will understand the difference between a scientific theory and a scientific hypothesis.
4. Students will connect the timelines between the beginning of the universe, the formation of Earth, and our own human time-span.
5. Students will make connections between rock types and what conditions form the rocks.
6. Students will be able to look at sediment grains and infer the amount of weathering that has occurred.
7. Students will be able to look at geographic features and understand the current geological processes.
8. Students will practice map skills such as identifying slopes, cliffs, valleys, etc. using contour lines.
9. Students will be able to understand a geologic map.
10. Students will use their knowledge about Earth and apply it to other celestial bodies such as planets and moons.
11. Students will be able to apply scientific principles to their own lives.
Occasionally, I will switch the assignment and have students take pictures relating to the topics we just studied and share that with the class. Students won't be required to take pictures of other people. 

Depending on the lesson, there may be a short online form to respond to that will enhance learning and memory retention.
(1) A device that can take pictures with the ability to message the picture to me for class discussion. Photos should not include other kids or pictures with an identifiable location of the student's home. (2) I personally bought the set below and will use this in class and demonstrate it over the webcam. However, if you want to have your own so you can feel the rock/mineral with me, I recommend you purchase it as well. This is OPTIONAL. It will be up to you if you decide to purchase this. Geosciences Industries 13357 Introductory Earth Science Classroom Rocks and Minerals Collection - Copy and paste this into Amazon. ~$60.71 USD I have had students who have found the same set on another website for cheaper. Message me if you run into any problems trying to find this set. I like this set because 1) it contains 9 of the 10 Mohs hardness scale minerals, 2) it has the three rock types (sedimentary, igneous, & metamorphic) and examples of the major kinds of rocks (granite, rhyolite, basalt, gabbro, sandstone, limestone, fossil limestone, coal, chalk, gneiss, slate, marble, etc.) and 3) it has several major minerals important in the study of geology (calcite, gypsum, quartz, muscovite, biotite, olivine, feldspar, pyroxene, obsidian, etc.). Again, this is OPTIONAL.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Tiffany LloydLicensed Science Educator, Geology Major, & Photography Hobbyist
47 total reviews
37 completed classes

About Me

Classes I Teach:
I teach physical science classes, such as geology, astronomy, Earth and Space Science, physics, chemistry, and science reasoning skills. While I don't teach math classes, I involve numerical reasoning as it is crucial to... 
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