Earth Science 101: Earth Science

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Our Earth Science course is a quick and affordable way to earn transferable college credits in Earth science. With our engaging and fun video format, our expert instructors make even the most challenging topics easy to understand and enjoyable to learn.
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3. Take Exam

The exam contains 50 - 100 multiple choice questions. You will have two hours to complete the exam, so don't start until you're sure you can complete the entire thing. And remember to pace yourself!

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Earth Science 101: Earth Science
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Chapter Exams
Ch. 1:  Earth Science Basics
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Ch. 2:  Geologic Time
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Ch. 3:  The Properties of Matter
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Ch. 4:  Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
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Ch. 5:  Plate Tectonics
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Ch. 6:  Minerals and Rocks
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Ch. 7:  Igneous Rocks
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Ch. 8:  Volcanoes
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Ch. 9:  Weathering and Erosion
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Ch. 10:  Sedimentary Rocks: A Deeper Look
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Ch. 11:  Metamorphic Rocks: A Deeper Look
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Ch. 12:  Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
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Ch. 13:  Water Balance
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Ch. 14:  Running Water
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Ch. 15:  Ground Water
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Ch. 16:  Glaciers
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Ch. 17:  Oceans
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Ch. 18:  Coastal Hazards
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Ch. 19:  The Atmosphere
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Ch. 20:  Weather and Storms
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Ch. 21:  Earthquakes
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Ch. 22:  Earth History
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Ch. 23:  Energy Resources
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