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Earth Science

This Earth Science course covers topics in geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

Course Description

Topics include geology: minerals, resources, fossils, earthquakes, and volcanoes; hydrology: water flow, erosion, deposition; oceanography: ocean structure, life, and movement; meteorology: atmosphere, storms, forecasting, and climate; and astronomy: stars, galaxies, the Universe, formation of the solar system, and the planets.

The topics in the field of Earth Science sometimes present students and parents with controversial issues, including the origin of life on earth, formation of the universe (cosmology), and other issues.  Online Academy instructors will discuss these issues with their students and instruct the students in Church teaching. 

Course Expectations

Students should expect to have daily reading, at least one (or more) weekly written assignments and exams as assigned by their parent. All requirements are assigned and graded by the parent - Enhanced Evaluation Service is available for additional grading assistance.

Course Texts
  • Earth Science, Holt Science and Technology
  • Kolbe Academy Earth Science Answer Key - Digital copy provided with self-paced course. Optional physical copy available for purchase under the Earth Science "Optional Material" section in the Kolbe Bookstore.


Course Details:

Section Number


 Videos Presented By 

Mrs. Hoxie

Grades (Typical)

6 - 8 (7th or 8th) 



Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance


Self-Paced Companion Course

Math 8: Pre-Algebra

Online Companion Course

Math 8: Pre-Algebra

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