The Acellus Earth Science course provides an opportunity to study the earth on which we live. This course investigates the structure and composition, its changing surface and the role that energy plays in earth systems. It explores the earth's ecological resources and atmosphere, its water cycle and weather. It further discusses the earth's landmasses and its relationships with its neighbors in space. Along the way, students are shown how to use scientific thinking, investigations, tools and technologies.Course topics include: Minerals, Rocks, Weathering and Soil, Erosion and Deposition, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Mountains and Volcanoes, Earth's Past, Natural Resources, Earth's Fresh Waters, Ocean Systems, Earth's Atmosphere, Weather Factors, Weather Patterns, Weather Predictions, Earth's Movement and its Effects, Earth's Moon, Space Exploration, The Solar System, Exploring the Universe.
Course materials and the LMS have been developed with universal design principles in mind.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course on a daily basis.