This course explores the materials and substances that make up our planet, as well as the various processes that change it. It also delves into Earth’s history, Earth’s future, and our solar system. Some areas of study will include rocks, minerals, weather, plate tectonics, and human impact. Earth Science as a whole is broken down into 5 major areas of study, which are: astronomy, geology, meteorology, oceanography, and environmental science. As we progress in the course, students will learn to become young Earth scientists as they study and model these different topics.