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- Available Lessons: 101
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Earth Science?
Course SummaryThis 6th Grade Earth Science enrichment course helps students start learning Earth science before taking the course in middle school. The short video lessons make accelerated learning simple and fun. Plus, quizzes and chapter exams let parents track their students' progress of advanced Earth science concepts.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Students who want to take advanced Earth science topics will find this enrichment course provides a simple and effective way to ease into more challenging subject matter. You'll find this course useful if you:
- Find current pre-Earth science topics aren't challenging enough
- Are interested in exploring and mastering Earth science topics now
- Want to get a jump start and prepare for next year's Earth science class
- Prefer self-paced learning in multiple formats (visual or auditory)
- Would like a low-pressure alternative to formal or traditional classes
You'll be able to benefit from this enrichment course in several ways:
- It's helpful: Short lesson series make the material engaging and easier to absorb.
- It's convenient: Study when you want, where you want from any computer or mobile device.
- It's flexible: Whether you learn better by reading, hearing or watching a video, we've got you covered.
- It's authoritative: Our Earth science instructors are experts who make topics understandable and fun!
Using the Course
We've designed this course so that it's easy to navigate for students who want to learn new Earth science concepts. Check out the two most popular options to decide which best fits your needs:
- Start at the beginning with an overview of Earth science, and advance through the chapters and lessons in order until you reach the last lesson on changes in natural phenomena, measured over time. Lessons follow a natural progression, making this option simple to follow along.
- Identify Earth science topics you find most interesting, and skip the material you already know. If you only want to study plate tectonics, you can go straight to that chapter. Though some lessons might refer to topics in previous lessons, each one is designed to stand alone to make sure you get all of the info you need to understand a topic.
Simply follow these steps, and you'll be on your way to mastering Earth science!
- Start at the beginning or find the chapter subjects or lesson topics you want to learn about.
- Open a lesson and play the video.
- Test your understanding of the material using the short lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Ask our expert instructors questions if you need extra help learning an Earth science concept.
- Go to the next lesson in the chapter to continue learning.
- See your course progress on the Earth science enrichment course page.
What You Can Learn
You can advance your Earth science knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- The spheres and structures of the Earth
- The theory of continental drift
- Causes and measurement of earthquakes
- Types of volcanoes and lava flows
- Causes and types of rock deformations
- Topography and the natural forces that influence it
- Characteristics of thermal energy
- Types of energy in the Earth system
- Ecosystems, energy flow, and conservation biology
- Energy resources on Earth, from fossil fuels to renewable energy
- Material resources, including wilderness, water, soil, and rocks
- Tools and methods for Earth science investigations and experiments
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