Earth Science 30

Course Description

Students will examine our planet’s geological origins and the geological timescale as a foundation to guide decision making with regard to the use of its mineral and energy resources, the maintenance and remediation of the environment, and response to geological hazards. Hands-on field experiences will enable students to develop visual-spatial reasoning skills and an understanding of the role of Geographic Information Systems. Students will also explore the historical and contemporary significance of Earth Science and related careers.

Units of Study

  • Geological Time Scale
  • The Earth as a Planet
  • Tools and Techniques of Earth Science
  • The Earth's Resources

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC


Obtained by Student

Scientific Calculator

Suggested Career Pathways

Geologist, Paleontologist, Geological Engineer, Petroleum Engineer

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


This course requires a final exam to be supervised by a proctor

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Grade 12

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