Earth is a set of complex systems. The motion of Earth’s plates is responsible for the land we live on as well as the recycling of carbon dioxide between the oceans and the atmosphere. We rely on Earth’s energy, mineral resources, and fresh water. We also pollute, burn fossil fuels, and deforest the land—triggering climate change, soil erosion, a decrease in air quality, and the availability of clean water. This set of curriculum modules investigates Earth’s systems with computational models. Explore tectonic plates, climate change, energy choice, hurricanes, and more!
The Concord Consortium’s transformative Earth and geoscience resources are designed for middle and high school students and beyond. Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, these free online resources include Earth systems models, pre and post-assessments, and teacher support materials. Get access to teacher resources with a free teacher account on the Concord Consortium website (learn.concord.org/earth).