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Dr. Christie Classes: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES

Course Content Lessons

The course content lessons are organized by modules. Students will complete a total of twenty-two online Earth and Space Science lessons.

 

Student choose one lesson from each module of the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) and one Adaptive Curriculum Activity Object from each module, thus demonstrating their ability to use exploratory learning as facilitated by electronic simulations and electronic manipulatives.

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To access these content lessons from the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA):

  • Go to the NSTA Learning Center and create an account
  • Search for the lesson by name OR search free-resources: Earth and Space Science
  • Add the content lesson to your library
  • Go to your library to complete the content lesson

To access Adaptive Curriculum Activity Objects:

  • Go to Adaptive Curriculum
  • Logon to your account
  • Search for the Activty Object by name using the keyword search
  • Complete the Activty Object
Module 1: Earth Materials
  • NSTA - Rock Cycle: Categories by Process
  • NSTA - Rock Cycle: Earth's Autobiography
  • Adaptive Curriculum - The Rock Cycle
Module 2: Cycles and Measurement
  • NSTA - Rock Cycle: Environments of Formation
  • NSTA - Rock Cycle: Cycling
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Finding the Global Location Using Latitudes and Longitudes
Module 3: Earth System Structure
  • NSTA - Plate Tectonics: Plates
  • NSTA - Plate Tectonics: Layered Earth
  • NSTA - Plate Tectonics: Plate Interactions
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Plate Tectonics: The Atlantic Ocean
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Plate Tectonics: The Hawaiian Islands
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Earthquakes: Measuring Magnitude
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Earthquake! Where Was It?
Module 4: Earth Processes
  • NSTA - Plate Tectonics: Lines of Evidence
  • NSTA - Plate Tectonics: Consequences of Plate Interactions
  • NSTA - Rock Cycle: Environments of Formation
  • NSTA - Earth's Changing Surface: Humans as Agents of Change
  • NSTA - Earth's Changing Surface: Sculpting the Landscape
  • NSTA - Earth's Changing Surface: Changing Earth From Within
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Plate Tectonics: The Himalayas
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Determining Planet Layers from Seismic Waves
Module 5: Human Impact on Earth
  • NSTA - Resources and Human Impact: Population Growth, Technology, and the Environment
  • NSTA - Resources and Human Impact: Environmental Degradation
  • NSTA - Resources and Human Impact: Earth as a System
  • NSTA - Resources and Human Impact: Using Technology to Address Resource Use Issues
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Renewable Energy Sources
Module 6: Climate and Weather
  • NSTA - Oceans Effect on Climate and Weather: Global Circulation Patterns
  • NSTA - Oceans Effect on Weather and Climate: Global Climate Patterns
  • NSTA - Oceans Effect on Weather and Climate: Global Precipitation and Energy
  • NSTA - Oceans Effect on Weather and Climate: Changing Climate
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Sea and Land Breezes
Module 7: Evolution
  • NSTA - Universe: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe
  • NSTA - Earth's Changing Surface: Sculpting the Landscape
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Pangaea: Image of Earth 250 Million Years Ago
Module 8: Solar System
  • NSTA - Universe: The Sun as a Star
  • NSTA - Solar System: A Look at the Planets
  • NSTA - Solar System: Formation of Our Solar System
  • NSTA - Universe: Birth, Life, and Death of Stars
  • NSTA - Solar System: Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites
  • NSTA - Universe: How We Know What We Know
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Space Objects: Gravity and Motion
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Space Objects Interaction Explorer
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Comets
Module 9: Solar System Changes
  • NSTA - Earth, Sun, and Moon: Motion of the Moon
  • NSTA - Earth, Sun, and Moon: Earth's Seasons
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Black Holes
Module 10: Earth and Its Moons in the Solar System
  • NSTA - Earth, Sun, and Moon: General Characteristics of the Earth
  • NSTA - Universe: The Sun as a Star
  • NSTA - Earth, Sun, and Moon: Our Moving Earth
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Make a Telescope: See the Moon
Module 11: Space Exploration
  • NSTA - Solar System: The Earth in Space
  • NSTA - Universe: The Universe Beyond our Solar System
  • Adaptive Curriculum - Star Types: In Search of Habitability