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Syllabus in Earth Science

Syllabus in Earth Science

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Golden Gate Colleges
Batangas City
COURSE SYLLABUS
Course Code:
NS 1
Course Title:
Earth Science
Pre-requesite:
none
Credit Units:3Semester/Summer SY:1
st
Sem
Course Description
:For the student to have a better understanding of the natural environment the coursewill tackle and examine a number of topics:the structure and composition of the earth’ssurface, subsurface, and deep interior, processes that alter the observed structure of theearth: rock transformation, mountain building, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, andatmospheric processes, the structure and composition of the atmosphere,the elements of weather and climate,weather patterns and storms,the earth’s relationship to the sun, moon,and other bodies of the solar system,the earth’s place in the cosmos.
Course Objectives
:As a result of participating in this course learners will
:
1.Develop content knowledge about Earth as a system, landform processes,Earth's history, the Sun-Earth-Moon system, and weather and climate.2.Explore inquiry-based learning models.3.Introduce a media-rich learning environment to use with students4.Provide models to illustrate ways to teach beyond the textbook.5.Understand and utilize the scientific process.
Specific Objectives
:Students will develop knowledge and understanding of:1. the history of Earth and the Solar System2. the resources of the Earth, particularly air, soil, water, minerals, their distribution andtheir role in supporting living systems3. the abiotic features of the environment4. models to explain structures and processes of change affecting the Earth and itsenvironmentsStudents will develop further skills in; planning investigations , conductinginvestigations, communicating information and understanding, developing scientific thinkingand problem-solving techniques, working individually and in teams. Students will developpositive attitudes about and values towards; themselves, others, learning as a lifelongprocess, Earth and the environment .
 
Medium of Instruction
:English
Methodology:
Lecture which,
includes
the use of traditional and non-traditional (computer,IT)ways of teaching.
Course ContentWeekDate
Overview of Earth Science
1
June 15-18,2010History of ScienceBranches of Earth ScienceScientific InquiryAstronomy
2,3
Origin of AstronomyEarth, Moon and Sun-relationshipsThe Telescope
3,4
The Galaxy
Prelim
July 15 & 15Stars in the Galaxy
The Origin of the Universe
Creationism vs. BigbangThe Sun
The Earth
9
Midterm
Aug.17-19The Composition of the EarthLayers of the EarthMoon
10 
The Inner Planets
11
The Outer Planets
12 
Different Regions of the Earth
13
LithosphereHydrosphereAtmosphereElements of Weather and Climate
14
Semi-F
Sept.15-16Earthquakes
15 
Prominent Mountain and Volcanoes in the Philippines
16 
PAGASA & DoST and other gov't agency in the field of Science
17 18 
Finals
Oct.18-20References:Alarcon,Aurora Lianco., Introduction to Earth Science, Katha Publishing Co. 2001Catchillar Gerry C.,Malenab Ryan G., Fundamentals of Earth Science-A Modular Approach,National Bookstore, Mandaluyong City 2005Dutch,Monroe and Moran., Earth Science, Wadsworth Publishing Co. 1998

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