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Middle School Earth Science with Google Earth!

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Megan Decker
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Learn Earth Science while using Google Earth! There is a lot you can learn about our planet and its processes by viewing it from space. Each week we will cover a new topic: volcanoes, streams, impact craters, and more!

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
2 units//24 lessons//12 Weeks
Unit 1Materials
12 lessons6 Weeks
Materials
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction & Plate Tectonics Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Plate Tectonics with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 2
Plate Tectonics on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Plate Tectonics on Google Earth.
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Minerals Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Minerals with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 4
Minerals on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Minerals on Google Earth.
 Week 3
Lesson 5
Igneous Rocks and Volcanoes Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Igneous Rocks and Volcanoes with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 6
Igneous Rocks and Volcanoes on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Igneous Rocks and Volcanoes on Google Earth.
 Week 4
Lesson 7
Sedimentary Rocks Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Sedimentary Rocks with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 8
Sedimentary Rocks on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Sedimentary Rocks on Google Earth.
 Week 5
Lesson 9
Metamorphic Rocks Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Metamorphic Rocks with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 10
Metamorphic Rocks on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Metamorphic Rocks on Google Earth.
 Week 6
Lesson 11
Earthquakes Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Earthquakes with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 12
Earthquakes on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Earthquakes on Google Earth. An optional Midterm Assessment is available to test your knowledge of the first half of the class.
Unit 2Processes
12 lessons6 Weeks
Processes
 Week 7
Lesson 13
Landslides Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Landslides with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 14
Landslides on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Landslides on Google Earth.
 Week 8
Lesson 15
Streams and Coasts Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Streams and Coasts with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 16
Streams and Coasts on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Streams and Coasts on Google Earth.
 Week 9
Lesson 17
Weather and Climate Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Weather and Climate with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 18
Weather and Climate on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Weather and Climate on Google Earth.
 Week 10
Lesson 19
Deserts and Groundwater Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Deserts and Groundwater with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 20
Deserts and Groundwater on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Deserts and Groundwater on Google Earth.
 Week 11
Lesson 21
Glaciers Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Glaciers with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 22
Glaciers on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Glaciers on Google Earth.
 Week 12
Lesson 23
Earth and our Solar System Slides
In this lesson I will introduce the class and the topic of Earth and our Solar System with a slide presentation. An optional homework assignment is available to accompany this lesson.
Lesson 24
Earth and our Solar System on Google Earth
In this lesson I will show real-life examples of Earth and our Solar System on Google Earth. An optional Final Assessment is available to test your knowledge on the second half of the class.
B.S. Earth and Space Science Education
M.S. Geology - Emphasis Planetary Geology
Training and experience with ArcGIS and Google Earth
Homework Offered
Homework for this course is optional. Homework assignments may be downloaded, printed, and completed during or after class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessments for this course are optional. There will be midterm and final assessment options upon request. The format is open source - feel free to use any sources in book, notes, or the internet (including going back to watch course videos) to complete the assessment.
Grades Offered
Grades are optional. Please reach out if you would like me to grade student work. All homework and assessments can be submitted to me via personal message. I will then assess work and assign a grade based on the letter grade system included in my syllabus.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will be using time lapse data to view damage done by natural disasters in a few of the weeks. Please be advised that children with sensitivities may be affected by viewing damaged homes and environments. 
Smithsonian Institute
USGS
Pearson Education
Lutgens
YouTube
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
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Hello! And welcome to my classroom! I'm always excited to meet and encourage new learners. I am a trained educator and have over a decade of teaching experience. 

My educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in Earth and Space... 
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