Connecting you to Earth science.
Introduction to Earth Science
Why Study Earth Science?
Major Topics and Objectives
1A. EARTH’S SHAPE
What is known about Earth’s shape and how do we know about its shape?
Earth size with Adam Savage(Mythbusters) Eratosthenes and the speed of light experiment
1B. EARTH’S SPHERES
What are the three Earth spheres and their characteristics?
1C. MAP PROJECTIONS, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, & TIME
How can we determine locations on Earth?
Latitude and Longitude Lesson
Greenwich, England Longitude & GPS Issue Lesson
ESRT Latitude and Longitude Lesson
Longitude and Time Lesson
1D. INTERPRETING FIELDS & TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS
How to Draw Isolines
How to Create a Profile of a Land-form from a Iso-map
How to Calculate gradient
How are surface features of the Earth mapped?
Unit 1 Earth Dimensions Links:
Digital Topo Maps
Google Plate Tectonics
Google Map of BCS
Field Map Resources
Astronomy and Maps
Find the Big Dipper
Autumnal Equinox (eSky)