Table of Contents
Lesson Title
Unit 1: Introduction to Systems . Introduction
1A Introduction to systems
2A Introduction to Earth as a System
3A The Mini Water Cycle
4A Equilibrium and Conservation of Mass in the Global Water Cycle
5A Equilibrium and Conservation of Energy in the Global Water Cycle
Unit II: The Atmosphere . .Introduction
1A Composition And Structure Of The Atmosphere
2A Atmospheric Thermodynamics
3A Investigating Heat Transfer
4A Wavelength, Frequency, And Radiation
5A The Earth's Energy Budget
6A Introduction to Remote Sensing
7A Albedo
8A Analyzing Pressure and Wind Speed- Why Does Air Move?
9A Local Winds Supplemental Lesson
10A Global Winds And Coriolis Effect
11A Investigating Cyclones
12A GOES Knows: Thunderstorms
13A Hurricanes
14A Tornadoes
15A Blizzards
16A Remote Sensing: Analysis Of Ozone
17A Investigating An Atmospheric Event: Greenhouse Effect
18A Investigating An Atmospheric Event: Global Warming
Unit III: The Hydrosphere . .Introduction
1A Structure of the Hydrosphere
2A Wind-Driven Ocean Currents
3A Sea Surface Temperatures and Ocean Currents
4A Ekman Spiral
5A Convergence
6A Boundary Currents
7A Upwelling
8A Density Supplemental Lesson
9A Vertical Distribution
10A Temperature and Deep Ocean Currents
11A Salinity and Deep Ocean Currents
12A Density-Driven Vertical Ocean Currents
13A The Global Water Cycle, Latent Heat, and Energy Flow
14A The Role of Ice in the Hydrosphere
15A The Global Conveyer Belt
16A Climate
17A Climate is As Weather Does
18A Investigating Climatic Change Through Anomalies
19A Predicting Hurricanes
20A Introduction to El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO): Can El Niño Reduce the Severity of Atlantic Storms?
Unit IV: The Geosphere . .Introduction
1A Beaches
2A Sand Composition Supplemental Lesson
3A Weathering
4A Erosion And Deposition
5A Erosion Supplemental Lesson
6A Erosion, Watersheds, And Human Activities
7A Soil Composition
8A Minerals
9A Influence Of Climate On Soil Composition
10A Groundwater
11A Aquifer/Wells Supplemental Lesson
12A Weathering By Groundwater Supplemental Lesson
13A Glaciers
14A Glacial Erosion
15A Ice Age
16A Sea Level
17A Fathometer Supplemental Lesson
18A Bathymetric Features Supplemental Lesson
20A Lithosphere
21A Rock Cycle
22A Continental Drift Supplemental Lesson
23A Seafloor Spreading
24A Earthquakes
25A Volcanoes
26A Spreading Rates
27A Plate Tectonics
28A Volcanic Outgassing
29A Mountain Building Supplemental Lesson
30A Geologic Time And Rock Layers
31A Using Radioactive Decay To Determine Geologic Age
32A Mass Extinction
33A Connecting The Geosphere To Other Earth/Space Spheres
Unit V: The Spacesphere . .Introduction
1A A History of Thinking about Planetary Models
2A Spectroscopes
3A Revisiting The Electromagnetic Spectrum
4A Astronomical Scale
5A The Big Bang Theory
6A Stellar Evolution
7A Periodic
8A Lunar phases
9A Eclipses
10A Tides
11A Seasons – Not Yet Available
12A Stars And Star Systems Supplemental Lesson
13A Orbital Mechanics
14A Grasping Gravity
15A The Role Of Gravity In The Space System
16A Comparative Geology Of The Solar System: Atmospheres
17A Comparative Geology Of The Solar System: Landform Mapping Of The Terrestrial Planets
18A Geologic Features Of Outer Planet Satellites
Supplemental Lesson Honors/Gt
19A Formation Of The Solar System
20A The Solar Connection
21A The Solar Connection And The Magnetosphere
22A Manned Space Missions
23A Connecting The Space Sphere To Other Earth Spheres
Unit VI: The Biosphere . .Introduction
1A Primary and Secondary Productivity
2A The Role of the Carbon Cycle in the Biosphere
3A Connecting the Biosphere to the Earth/Space System: Chemical Abundance in the Solar System
4A Where's Phyto?
5A Seasonal Impact on Global Climate
6A Deserts: Analysis of a Biome within the Biosphere
7A Greenhouse Gases and Climate
8A Finding A Balance– The Everglades
9A Analyzing a Subsystem of the Biosphere as an Earth System
10A Impact of Evolution of Life on the Early Earth Atmosphere