High School Earth & Space Curriculum

The Time4Learning Earth/Space Science curriculum is one of five science courses offered at the high school level. Students can expect to see various concepts being covered including Earth’s structure and energy, plate tectonics, weather and climate, Earth’s solar system, and more.

Earth Science is taught using a combination of labs, multimedia lessons, instructional videos, printable worksheets, quizzes, tests, and both online and offline projects.

Members often use this page as a resource for more detailed planning, as a guide to help select activities using the activity finder or to compare our curriculum with state standards and homeschooling laws.

Time4Learning’s Earth Science course is organized into 18 chapters that introduce and cover:

Chapter 1 – Intro to Earth/Space Science

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover intro to earth/space science. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of the spheres and matter and energy in earth systems.

Chapter 2 – Models of the Earth

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover models of the earth. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of mapping the earth.

Chapter 3 – Plate Tectonics

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover plate tectonics. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of plate tectonics.

Chapter 4 – Earth’s Structure and Energy

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the earth’s structure and energy. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of earth’s interior, earthquakes, and volcanoes.

Chapter 5 – Earth’s Composition

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the earth’s composition. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of minerals, the rock cycle, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, and earth’s resources.

Chapter 6 – Erosion and Deposition

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover erosion and deposition. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of weathering, erosion, and deposition.

Chapter 7 – Earth’s History

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover earth’s history. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of landform development, relative age, absolute age, fossils, and geologic time.

Chapter 8 – Earth’s Atmosphere

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover earth’s atmosphere. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of composition & structure of earth’s atmosphere and evolution of earth’s atmosphere.

Chapter 9 – Weather and Climate

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover weather and climate. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of humidity, clouds, and precipitation, wind, air masses, and fronts, weather and climate, weather, weather forecasting, and climate.

Chapter 10 – Fresh Water

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover fresh water. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of streams and drainage systems and groundwater and caves.

Chapter 11 – Oceans

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover oceans. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of ocean water, currents, and ocean basins.

Chapter 12 – Glaciers

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover glaciers. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of glacier anatomy and movement, glacier deposits and landforms, and glaciers and climate.

Chapter 13 – Historical Astronomy

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover historical astronomy. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of basic astronomical navigation, astronomical measurements, and historical astronomy.

Chapter 14 – Earth’s Solar System

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover earth’s solar system. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of formation and history of the solar system, planet earth, formation and history of the moon, earth-moon-sun system, the terrestrial planets, asteroids and meteoroids, the gas giants, comets, and the sun.

Chapter 15 – Stars

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover stars. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of life cycle of stars/stellar evolution, types of stars, black holes, and Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

Chapter 16 – Galaxies

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover galaxies. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of classification of galaxies and Milky Way galaxy.

Chapter 17 – Cosmology

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover cosmology. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of cosmology.

Chapter 18 – Space Exploration

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover space exploration. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of space exploration.

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