SES4U – Earth and Space Science

Course Description

This course develops students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system, and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and superficial processes, its geological history, and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect their daily lives. 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.

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The Content

The course runs for a total of 110 hours. The lessons outlined below are all structured for 100 minutes of instruction time, unless otherwise stated.

The 110 hours also includes additional time that may be allocated for assignments, tests and the independent study unit, at the teacher’s discretion.

The first and second lesson are free! Then individual lessons are priced at $5 or the whole course at $90

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Available within the relevant lessons:

  • Assignment 1.1 | Astronomy Project
  • Assignment 1.2 | Properties of Stars
  • Assignment 2.1 | Space Initiatives
  • Assignment 2.2 | Flat Earth Essay
  • Assignment 2.3 | What is Out There?
  • Assignment 2.4 | Life on Mars…
  • Assignment 3.1 | Geological Wonders
  • Assignment 3.2 | Relative Dating Cake Creation
  • Assignment 3.3 | Measuring Paleoclimates
  • Assignment 3.4 | Mass Extinctions
  • Assignment 4.1 | The Rock Cycle Narrative
  • Assignment 4.2 | Rock Identification
  • Assignment 5.1 | Remote Sensing
  • Assignment 5.2 | Plate Tectonics
  • Assignment 5.3 | Plate Tectonics Graham Crackers
  • Assignment 5.4 | Earthquakes
  • Assignment 5.5 | Predicting Earthquakes

Whole Course Resources

The following resources are available upon request; contact us.

  • First Day Handout
  • ISU
  • Final Exam
  • External Resources List


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