Course name: Earth and Space Science Course code: (SES4U)

Grade: 12
Credits:1.0
Type: University Preparation
Language of Study: English
Prerequisites: SNC2D
Course description: Develop your understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyze techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Preview Course
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Course fees are partially subsidized for most Ontario residents. The administrative fee covers the cost for us to process your application.
Grade: 12
Credits:1.0
Type: University Preparation
Language of Study: English
Prerequisites: SNC2D
Course description: Develop your understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyze techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Preview Course

Course fees are partially subsidized for most Ontario residents. The administrative fee covers the cost for us to process your application.

Interested in taking this course?
  • If you are a student already enrolled in an Ontario High School, please contact your school about taking courses with TVO ILC.
  • If your goal is to earn a high school diploma or if you are a homeschool student, an academic assessment of your application must be done before choosing courses, please visit Apply Now to start your application.

Course Overview

This course develops your understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. You will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyze techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. You will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its geological history, and will learn how Earth's systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, you will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect your daily life. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in its consideration of geological and astronomical processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.

Course Syllabus

This course is designed for independent study.
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20 Lessons

1.1   The Big Bang

1.2   Electromagnetic radiation

1.3   Stars

1.4   Measurement in astronomy

1.5   Structure of the solar system

2.1   The physics of astronomy

2.2   Formation and exploration of the solar system

2.3   Life on Earth and other planets

2.4   Geology reveals the history of the Earth

2.5   Fossils

3.1   Measurement in geology

3.2   Understanding the dynamic Earth

3.3   Plate tectonics and the rock cycle

3.4   Earthquakes and tsunamis

3.5   Analyzing earthquakes

4.1   Erosion and weathering

4.2   Minerals and igneous rocks

4.3   Sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

4.4   Properties of minerals

4.5   Managing mineral exploration



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