Objective: In this course, students will learn the basics of Earth Science. The course includes informative lessons on the origin of the Earth, the planet's internal structure, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, the water cycle, weather and climate. 

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 1 - In the Beginning - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 1 - The Big Bang Theory - VIDEO

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 1 - The Big Bang Theory - QUIZ

  2. 2
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 2 - Inside Earth - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 2 - Inside Earth - VIDEO

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 2 - Inside Earth - QUIZ

  3. 3
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 3 - Plate Tectonics - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 3 - Plate Tectonics - VIDEO

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 3 - Plate Tectonics - QUIZ

  4. 4
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 4 - The Rock Cycle - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 4 - The Rock Cycle - VIDEO

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 4 - The Rock Cycle - QUIZ

  5. 5
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 5 - The Water Cycle - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 5 - The Water Cycle - VIDEO

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 5 - The Water Cycle - QUIZ

  6. 6
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 6 - Weather - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 6 - Weather - VIDEO

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 6 - Weather - QUIZ

  7. 7
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 7 - Climate - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 7 - Climate - VIDEO

    • Grade 7 - Earth Science - Lesson 7 - Climate - QUIZ

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Instructor(s)

Director of Education

Professor Marshall Connolly

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.