Ch 1: Introduction to Geology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Geology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach approaches to studying geology in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Introduction to Geology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The branches of geology Physical geology, historical geology, environmental geology, planetary geology, economic geology
Tuesday The scientific method Hypotheses, experiments, observations and analyses, feedback loops
Wednesday The scientific community Creativity and intuition in science, peer review, scientific collaboration and competition
Thursday The systems approach to geology Interactions between the Earth's components, benefits of the systems approach
Friday Earth's four spheres Characteristics of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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