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EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE
The scope of Earth Science includes five major areas of specialization: Astronomy,
Meteorology, Geology, Oceanography, and Environmental Science. The following sections
listed correspond to the Oklahoma P.A.S.S. skills. The student will acquire knowledge to
better understand the Earth’s internal and external dynamics and its relationship to
extraterrestrial objects in space.
Properties and Chemical Changes in Matter - Physical characteristics of objects can be
described using shape, size, and mass. The materials from which objects are made can be
described using color, texture, and hardness. These properties can be used to distinguish and
separate one substance from another.
Structures of the Earth System - The earth is mostly rock, three-fourths of its surface is
covered by a relatively thin layer of water, and the entire planet is surrounded by a relatively
thin blanket of air, and is able to support life.
Earth and the Solar System - The earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that
includes the moon, the sun, eight other planets and their moons, and smaller objects, such as,
asteroids and comets.
Earth's History - The Earth’s history involves periodic changes in the structures of the earth
over time.
The Earth System - A system that has changed over time, which includes dynamic changes in
the earth’s crust, is the Earth system.
The Universe - The universe is an ever-changing system of matter and energy that exists now,
in the past, and in the future.