Earth Science Program

Earth Science Program


Earth Science in the Planetarium

Virtual Earth simulation software brings earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, weather, climate and other Earth Science topics to life. Programs are available for any grade – kindergarten to grade 12 – and adaptable to your academic requirements.


Ontario Curriculum Connection

Understanding Earth and Space Systems
Rocks and Minerals (Grade 4)

Earth and Space Science
Climate Change (Grade 9 Academic)
Earth’s Dynamic Climate (Grade 9 Applied)
Recording Earth’s Geological History (Grade 12 Academic)
Earth Materials (Grade 12 Academic)

Themes Include

  • The Earth’s Interior
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Shaping the Earth
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Geological Time
  • The Atmosphere
  • Earth’s Energy Balance
  • Atmospheric Circulation
  • Weather
  • Climate
  • Climate Change
  • Human Activities and Climate Change

Sample Lesson Titles

Correlated to the Ontario Curriculum

Geology
Continental Drift And The Story of Tectonics
Minerals, Rocks & The Rock Cycle
Shaping The Earth’s Surface
Earthquakes And The Earth’s Interior
Eruption! The Story Of Volcanoes
The Geologic Time Scale And Earth’s Future

Meteorology
The Earth’s Dynamic Atmosphere
Earth’s Energy Balance
Wind Patterns And Ocean Currents
Extreme Weather – Hurricanes To Tornados
Climate and Climate Zones
Human Activities & Climate Change