datum: 08.02.2023

Course code:


Course name:

Earth Space Science Honors Online

Course length:

2 semesters


8 - 11


FLVS - Florida Virtual School Global


Be captivated by the wonders and beauty of the third planet from our Sun, Earth. Be amazed by what awaits your discovery within our solar system and beyond. It is your turn to explore the universe.

Earth/Space Science is a laboratory online course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our planet, and the atmospheric forces that shape our world. Through experimentation and investigation, students will explore the earth cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, crysosphere, atmosphere, and the carbon cycle. Students will learn about scientific inquiry, geologic time, space exploration, the solar system, and the universe. Students will use web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, collaborative projects, and real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments. Upon completion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the dynamic forces at work in the world around them, becoming better caretakers of our planet, Earth.

Study materials (e-books, Discovery Education, etc. ...) for FLVS Global courses are INCLUDED in the price of the course.

Course Structure

Study Scope and Sequence

Module 01: Beginning With Science

Module 02: Climate and Meteorology

Welcome to Earth Space Science 

                  ·  Scientific Investigation 

                  ·  Theories and Laws 

                  ·  Measurement 

                  ·  Atomic Structure and Forces

                  ·  Water Cycle 

                  ·  The Atmosphere 

                  ·  Weather vs Climate 

                  ·  Meteorology 

                  ·  Severe Weather 

                  ·  Global Climate Change 

Module 03: Fresh Water

                  ·  Surface Water 

                  ·  Groundwater 

                  ·  Water Quality 

                  ·  Water Conservation 

Module 04: Our Universe

                  ·  Light and the Universe 

                  ·  Exploring the Universe 

                  ·  Life Cycle of a Star 

                  ·  Origin and Expansion of the Universe 

Module 05: Rocks and Minerals

                  ·  Minerals 

                  ·  Rocks and the Rock Cycle 

                  ·  Rocks and Minerals as Resources 

                  ·  Soil and Soil Formation 

Module 06: Geological Time

                  ·  Geologic Time Scale 

                  ·  Relative and Absolute Time 

                  ·  Origin and Evolution of Life 

Module 07: Oceans

                  ·  Characteristics of the Ocean 

                  ·  Ocean Circulation 

                  ·  Waves 

                  ·  Tides and Water Power 

                  ·  Ocean Interactions 

Module 08: Our Solar System

Module 09: The Geosphere

                  ·  Formation of our Solar System 

                  ·  Forces in our Solar System 

                  ·  Physical Properties of our Sun 

                  ·  Objects in Our Solar System 

                  ·  The Earth in Space 

                  ·  Earth-Moon-Sun System 

                  ·  Structure of the Earth 

                  ·  The Carbon Cycle 

                  ·  Mechanisms of Movement 

                  ·  Structural Geology 

                  ·  Geologic Events 

Course syllabus

Materials required

For this course you need to secure the following textbook and materials (if lab kit is listed, check first the possibility of using your school lab prior to buying the lab kit):

NASA StellariumSoftwarefree download
Lab MaterialsLab Materialprovided by student


course fee: 543,- EUR / 12 940,- Kč