Earth Sciences

Become a 21st Century Earth Scientist! Studying Earth Sciences with Emerging Sciences Victoria will take you on a ‘rocky’ journey using tools from physics, chemistry, biology, geography, chronology and mathematics to build a quantitative understanding of how the Earth works and evolves.

Course Overview

Studying Earth Sciences with ESV will take you on a ‘rocky’ journey using tools from physics, chemistry, biology, geography, chronology and mathematics to build a quantitative understanding of how the Earth works and evolves.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will learn about the way Earth Science affects our everyday lives, including exploring concepts connected to meteorology, hydrology, seismology and geology, and their application to real-world data, problems and predictions.

The course is structured around five core topics:

  • Solar System
    Where do we belong in the universe?
  • Earth Spheres
    Biosphere, Hydrospere, Cryosphere, Magnetosphere, Lithosphere
  • Plate Tectonics
    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
  • Identification of Minerals & Rocks
  • Geological Time
    Ice Age, Gondwana

Homework

Students will be required to complete on average 1 hour of homework per week for the duration of this course.

Assessment

For successful completion of this unit students will be required to submit the following tasks:  

  • Rock and Mineral Identification.
  • Validity analysis of Geological representation in Hollywood blockbusters.
  • Geologic Time Activity.
  • Geological Interpretation in own Geographic area.

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