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Middle School Earth Science Curriculum

Middle School Earth Science Curriculum
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An Earth science curriculum focuses on the study of the planet, and its place and relation to the rest of the universe. An Earth science course teaches students a number of fundamental concepts in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

It is designed to give seventh graders a comprehensive and clear understanding of these topics by having them take part in investigations, ask questions, solve problems, and think critically.

What is Taught in Middle School Earth Science?

When teaching the dynamic field of Earth science, middle school students should be learning about geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. An Earth science curriculum is typically broken up into units that consists of several lessons.

In addition to learning about the Earth’s history and its organisms, seventh graders will also learn about the following concepts:

  • Plate tectonics
  • Weathering and soil
  • Structure and composition of the atmosphere
  • Human impact on resources
  • The Earth-sun-moon system

Middle School Earth Science Objectives

A comprehensive Earth science homeschool curriculum will help your child gain a thorough understanding of various important concepts. By the end of your child’s Earth science course, he or she should be able to accomplish several learning objectives including:

  • Explain how Earth’s four spheres interact.
  • Distinguish the three types of sedimentary rocks.
  • Explain how fossils form.
  • Explain how the Earth and the moon stay in orbit.
  • Describe the characteristics of dwarf planets.
  • Explain how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s history.
  • Summarize and describe Earth’s systems.

Why Choose Time4Learning’s Middle School Earth Science Curriculum

Time4Learning’s Earth science curriculum is a comprehensive science course recommended for seventh grade students. Through engaging instruction led by experienced teachers, virtual labs, rich graphics, animations, and interactive tools, students are able to receive a thorough understanding of all the concepts in their Earth science course and, in the process, achieve the objectives listed above.

In addition to the fun, interactive curriculum that students have access to, parents are able to take advantage of numerous helpful and time-saving tools and resources.

Below are even more advantages that await when you choose Time4Learning’s Earth science homeschool curriculum.

As a Full Curriculum
  • Automated grading and reporting makes it easy for parents to track progress and keep detailed homeschool portfolios.
  • Helps students refine and expand their knowledge of earth sciences including geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.
  • Most of our video lessons include closed-captioning to support students with special needs.
  • Parents can set minimum scores to have their students redo activities that didn’t meet the minimum threshold.
  • Reports are fully customizable by date, subject and even activity type.
  • Flexible, customizable and adaptable curriculum to meet your family’s needs, no matter your homeschooling style.
  • Low monthly price, easy-to-use, and includes a money-back guarantee so you can make sure it works for your child.
As a Supplement
  • Lessons begin with a thought-provoking warm-up activity to engage students with the materials.
  • Tons of visually appealing, spoken and written materials as well as hands-on activities to meet your child’s preferred learning style.
  • Ability to pause, and repeat lessons as many times as needed, for students who benefit from repetition.
  • Our program helps students master challenging concepts and improve grades, making it a great after school option.
  • Time4Learning’s middle school Earth science curriculum aligns with state and national standards.
  • Helpful summer learning option to help students get ahead or work on difficult topics.
  • Lessons are accessible 24/7 from anywhere to meet your schedule needs.

Additional 7th-Grade Homeschool Resources

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