Earth and Space Science - 6th Grade

Teacher: Alicia
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$225.00

Course Introduction

1 Course Introduction 07:37

Unit 1: Earth in the Universe

2 Lesson 1: The Big Bang 15:36

3 Lesson 1 Exercise Review 13:31

4 Lesson 2: Galaxies 14:10

5 Lesson 2 Exercise Review 05:21

6 Lesson 3: Stars 12:57

7 Lesson 3 Exercise Review 04:45

8 Lab 1: Scale of the Universe 12:48

9 Lesson 4: The Sun 08:52

10 Lesson 4 Exercise Review 01:38

11 Lesson 5: The Inner Planets 14:21

12 Lesson 5 Exercise Review 03:57

13 Lesson 6: The Outer Planets 12:15

14 Lesson 6 Exercise Review 01:37

15 Lesson 7: Other Objects in the Solar System 10:41

16 Lesson 7 Exercise Review 01:29

17 Lesson 8: Moons in the Solar System 18:07

18 Lesson 8 Exercise Review 02:27

19 Lab 2: Scale of the Solar System 06:28

20 Lesson 9: Orbits 08:54

21 Lesson 9 Exercise Review 06:02

22 Lab 3: Modelling Orbits 06:41

23 Lesson 10: The Earth - Sun - Moon System 09:36

24 Lesson 10 Exercise Review 04:50

25 Unit 1 Review 07:14

Unit 2: Cycles and Systems

26 Lesson 1: The Seasons 14:33

27 Lesson 1 Exercise Review 06:29

28 Lesson 2: The Tides 09:24

29 Lesson 2 Exercise Review 03:59

30 Lesson 3: Layers of the Ocean and Atmosphere 14:49

31 Lesson 3 Exercise Review 03:21

32 Lesson 4: The Coriolis Effect 14:13

33 Lesson 4 Exercise Review 04:36

34 Lesson 5: Water and Weather 18:03

35 Lesson 5 Exercise Review 04:24

36 Lab 1: Forming a Cloud 07:56

37 Lesson 6: Climate vs Weather 17:31

38 Lesson 6 Exercise Review 02:11

39 Lab 2: Reading a Weather Map 04:28

40 Lesson 7: Building the Geologic Time Scale 18:50

41 Lesson 7 Exercise Review 08:01

42 Lesson 8: Geologic Time Scale 09:44

43 Lesson 9: The Geologic Cycle 10:09

44 Lesson 8 and 9 Exercise Review 02:41

45 Lesson 10: Plate Tectonics 11:35

46 Lesson 10 Exercise Review 03:22

47 Unit 2 Review 13:31

Unit 3: Humans and the Earth

48 Lesson 1: Weather-Based Natural Hazards 09:52

49 Lesson 1 Exercise Review 05:48

50 Lesson 2: Land-Based Natural Hazards 16:56

51 Lesson 2 Exercise Review 04:21

52 Lesson 3: Other Natural Hazards 13:29

53 Lesson 3 Exercise Review 02:01

54 Lesson 4: Recovery and Prevention 15:04

55 Lesson 4 Exercise Review 14:09

56 Lesson 5: Natural Resources 09:00

57 Lesson 5 Exercise Review 02:29

58 Lab 1: Tragedy of the Commons 02:54

59 Lesson 6: Climate Change 13:30

60 Lesson 6 Exercise Review 06:17

61 Lesson 7: Monitoring and Conservation 10:40

62 Lesson 7 Exercise Review 05:32

63 Unit 3 Review 04:27

This course provides an introductory look at a broad range of earth science and space science topics. Among these include: origins of the universe, objects in the solar system, gravity, the water cycle, the rock cycle, weather patterns, geologic time, natural hazards, global climate change, and conservation. All topics are aligned to the Next Generation Science standards for middle school Earth Science.

This course includes:

  • Three units
  • 27 Lecture Videos
  • 26 Lecture Worksheets and corresponding answer keys
  • 26 Exercise Review Videos (I explain each answer step by step)
  • Over 150 practice questions
  • Over 50 amazing images attached to practice documents
  • 6 Lab Exercises, with included worksheets and answer keys
  • 3 Multiple Choice Unit Exams
  • Approximately 10 hours of video lectures and reviews

Course Description

Unit 1 focuses on space science topics, beginning with the origins and size of the universe, and slowly zooming in to discuss galaxies, stars, and our own solar system. Along the way, there are two lab activities to conceptualize the vast distances between astronomical objects. Orbits and a discussion of the force of gravity wrap up the unit, before talking about some phenomenon created by the Earth - Sun - Moon system to transition into unit 2. 

Unit 2 moves into earth science topics, particularly cycles and systems that occur on our planet. We'll with an overview of the ocean and the atmosphere and a discussion of the Coriolis effect, then move into weather and climate. Then, we'll move to the land, talking about the layers of the earth, plate tectonics, and geologic time.

Finally, in Unit 3, we'll explore our own place in these cycles and systems. We'll discuss some of the ways that the Earth shapes our lives, and then at how human activiies can reshape the earth. 

Course Goals

This course aims to introduce students to the fundementals of the earth science. 

Target Audience

This is an introductory course, build around the middle school Next Generation Science standards, and thus is ideal for 6th - 8th grade students. However, it will work as an introduction to earth and space science for any level.

Course Requirements

There are no prerequisites for the course, although a knowledge of mathematics through fractions and squaring will be helpful for certain lessons. 

Course Topics  

  • Origins of the Universe
  • Scale of the Universe
  • Objects in the Solar System
  • Gravity and Orbits
  • Eclipses
  • Seasons
  • Tides
  • Coriolis Effect
  • Weather and Water
  • Weather and Climate
  • Layers of the Earth
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Geologic Time
  • Natural Hazards
  • Natural Resources

Course Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Analyze data in graphical and written formats
  • Observe experiments and report their results
  • Present information in a variety of formats
  • Teacher: Alicia
  • Areas of expertise: Geology; Paleontology; Biology
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Sciences || Masters of Arts in Teaching, Single Subject Science
  • Interests: Prehistoric creatures; museums; hiking and backpacking; music
  • Skills:
  • Associations: State licensed teacher (California) for elementary and middle school science
  • Issues I care about: Sustainability and conservation; climate change; scientific literacy; skepticism; quality education

Standard Alignment

Unit 1 Lecture Slides

Unit 2 Lecture Slides

Unit 3 Lecture Slides

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