What is Earth Science? Jot down what you think Earth Science is. © Copyright 2009. M. J. Krech. All rights reserved. Earth Science: is four sciences rolled into one! The first is: GEOLOGY which studies the Earth's interior and surface The second is: ASTRONOMY which studies the universe, stars, planets, and moons The third is: METEOROLOGY which studies the Earth's atmosphere: weather and storms The fourth is: OCEANOGRAPHY which studies the Earth's oceans. What is an Earth Science Event? An EVENT is: An Occurrence on Earth that causes a change List an EVENT for each Branch of Earth Science on your worksheet. Here are some EVENTS for OCEANOGRAPHY: © Copyright 2009. M. J. Krech. All rights reserved. Here are some EVENTS for METEOROLOGY: Here are some EVENTS for ASTRONOMY: Here are some EVENTS for GEOLOGY: What is an ACTIVITY of an OCEANOGRAPHER? Look in your textbook* on page 378. Can you think of others? List them under the correct heading. What is an ACTIVITY of an ASTRONOMER? Look in your textbook on page 609. Can you think of others? What is an ACTIVITY of a GEOLOGIST? Look in your textbook on page 311 for an example. Can you think of others? What is an ACTIVITY of a METEOROLOGIST? Look in your textbook on page 501 for an example. Can you think of others? * Why is the study of Earth Science Important? • Identify and explain four ways that you have interacted with one of the main branches of earth science in the last year. 18 • Spend a few minutes browsing through your textbook. Find the chapters that explain each branch of earth science. Add information to your graphic organizer on the events, activities and tools used for each branch. 19 YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS: • Find two newspaper articles or pictures with captions relating to two different Earth Sciences. • Cut or print them out. • Attach to your worksheet. • Answer these questions for EACH of the articles. THE QUESTIONS FOR EACH ARTICLE ARE: • Identify the BRANCH of Earth Science. • What ACTIVITY would a scientist have to do for this article to be written? • What EVENT is covered by this article? The objectives for this assignment are: Be sure you can answer questions about these objectives! © Copyright 2009. M. J. Krech. All rights reserved. 1. Identify the major branches of Earth Science 2. Describe the events that occur in each branch of Earth Science. 3. Identify an Activity of a scientist in each branch of Earth Science.