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Earth Science Topics

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K-3 ASTRONOMY (23 min.)

The earth's rotation

Time and time zones

Moon - characteristics and motion

Stars and constellations

Galaxies

K-3 GEOLOGY (16 min.)

Properties of rocks and soils

Sink / float - density of liquids

Earth's surface features

Soils - water holding capacity

K-3 OCEANOGRAPHY (6 min.)

Sand

Saltwater Growing/observing salt crystals

Topography of the ocean floor

Miscellaneous topics

K-3 METEOROLOGY (34 min.)

Air - what it is, characteristics and properties

Density - gases vs. liquids

Density vs. altitude

Heat and air

Introduction to expansion of solids, liquids and gases

Wind - what it is, causes, measuring

Pressure

Water - solid, liquid, gas

Collecting water from the air

Clouds

Weather charts

Working with air - experiment using scientific methods

 

 

 

 

 

4-6 ASTRONOMY (34 min.)

Motion of moon, phases

Moon facts

Eclipses

Planets

Comets, Halley's Comet

Time - earth's revolution

Seasons

Stars, constellations

Measuring degrees

4-6 GEOLOGY (33 min.)

Chemistry of rocks, minerals

Growing crystals

Cooling rates vs. crystal size

Identifying minerals - physical properties

Rock types

Weathering of rocks

Earthquakes, faults

4-6 OCEANOGRAPHY (12 min.)

Ocean floor, features

Sonar

Plate tectonics

Salt in seawater

4-6 METEOROLOGY (29 min.)

Heating of earth and water

Cause of wind - earth's features

Temperature / pressure relationship

Water cycle

Hot air balloon

Air pressure - effects

Temperature / humidity

Relative humidity

Weather charts

 

 
 
 
 

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