Igneous rocks dating
In this topic we will learn about the beginnings of Earth.
From its early formation to present, Earth has undergone extreme changes and evolved to be one of the most unique planets in our solar system.
This topic looks at minerals and rocks and helps us to understand the different properties needed to identify them.
We will focus on minerals and how they are the building blocks of rocks and we will show how we can no longer live without these resources.
This topic will help you learn the basic skills of reading and interpreting maps.
It focuses on the worldwide coordinate system of latitude and longitude and applies that to more detailed topographic maps used by geologists and other earth scientists.
We will also focus on Earth's interior and how, through the use of seismic data, we have come to understand the different properties of plate tectonics.
In this topic we will look at surface processes and the mechanisms that help shape our planet Earth.
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The Physical Setting: Earth Science is related to the field of science called Earth Science.
In this course you will be studying the different processes, relationships, mechanisms, and concepts that help us interpret our planet Earth.
In this topic we will focus on long term weather patterns and see how the changing Earth is responsible for creating unique areas of our planet.
Moreover, we will focus in on the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming and relate it to climate patterns.
The program covers sedimentation, major structures, the methods used to examine them, and how petroleum may be trapped inside them.