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, required participation, and exams as assigned by their instructor. All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.

Course Texts
  • Earth Science


Course Details:

Section Number




Mrs. Still

Mrs. Hoxie

Grades (Typical)

6 - 8 (7th or 8th)

Live Class Meets

2x per Week

1 hr. 5 min. each time


Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday 

Class Period



7:30-8:35 AM PT

10:30-11:35 AM ET

 12:00-1:05 PM PT

3:00-4:05 PM ET



Companion Courses

Mathematics 8: Pre-Algebra