Middle School Earth Science Curriculum
An Earth science curriculum focuses on the study of the planet, and its place and relation to the rest of the universe. An Earth science course teaches students a number of fundamental concepts in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.
It is designed to give seventh graders a comprehensive and clear understanding of these topics by having them take part in investigations, ask questions, solve problems, and think critically.
What is Taught in Middle School Earth Science?
When teaching the dynamic field of Earth science, middle school students should be learning about geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. An Earth science curriculum is typically broken up into units that consists of several lessons.
In addition to learning about the Earth’s history and its organisms, seventh graders will also learn about the following concepts:
- Plate tectonics
- Weathering and soil
- Structure and composition of the atmosphere
- Human impact on resources
- The Earth-sun-moon system
Middle School Earth Science Objectives
A comprehensive Earth science homeschool curriculum will help your child gain a thorough understanding of various important concepts. By the end of your child’s Earth science course, he or she should be able to accomplish several learning objectives including:
- Explain how Earth’s four spheres interact.
- Distinguish the three types of sedimentary rocks.
- Explain how fossils form.
- Explain how the Earth and the moon stay in orbit.
- Describe the characteristics of dwarf planets.
- Explain how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s history.
- Summarize and describe Earth’s systems.
Why Choose Time4Learning’s Middle School Earth Science Curriculum
Time4Learning’s Earth science curriculum is a comprehensive science course recommended for seventh grade students. Through engaging instruction led by experienced teachers, virtual labs, rich graphics, animations, and interactive tools, students are able to receive a thorough understanding of all the concepts in their Earth science course and, in the process, achieve the objectives listed above.
In addition to the fun, interactive curriculum that students have access to, parents are able to take advantage of numerous helpful and time-saving tools and resources.
Below are even more advantages that await when you choose Time4Learning’s Earth science homeschool curriculum.
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Additional 7th-Grade Homeschool Resources
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