The Big Ideas of Earth Science Earth’s History Earth has changed over time as Constructive forces and destructive forces have shaped Earth’s Surface.
The Big Ideas of Earth Science Earth’s Place in the Solar System The solar system is made up of the planets and their moons that move around the sun. As well as other particles that move around the sun are part of our solar system
Constructive and Destructive Forces Constructive Forces: Shape Earth’s surface by building mountains and landmasses. Example: Volcanic eruptions Destructive Forces: Shape Earth’s surface by slowly wearing away mountains and every other feature on Earth’s surface. Example: Water Erosion.
Branches of Earth Science Geology: The study of the solid Earth. Geologists: study the forces that have shaped the Earth through its history. Study the chemical and physical properties of rock
Branches of Earth Science Oceanography: The study of Earth’s oceans. Oceanographers: Study the chemical makeup of, the physical structure of, and the life forms in the oceans.
Branches of Earth Science Meteorology The study of Earth’s atmosphere. Meteorologists: Gather information about conditions in the atmosphere from around the world.
Branches of Earth Science Astronomy: The study of the universe beyond Earth Astronomers: Study the solar system and other stars and galaxies.
Branches of Earth Science Environmental Science: The study of Earth’s environment and resources. Environmental scientists: Study our effect on the environment.