Measuring and Mapping the Earth
As an introduction to Earth Science, the class will start with a review of basic measurement. Following an overview of basic statistics of the Earth, we examine the Earth's basic motions, then explore mapping the Earth. The videos below are highlights from my Earth Science class.
Measuring volume - displacement
Intro to Earth Science
This video is an introduction to the Spheres of Earth Science
Statistics of Planet Earth
This video is an introduction to the basic statistics of Earth as a planet and basic motions of the Earth.
Mapping the Earth Part 1
This video is an introduction to mapping the Earth with a focus on the coordinate system and basic geographic features of the planet.
Mapping the Earth Part 2
This video continues the discussion of mapping the Earth with a focus on Map projections. It includes a special focus on topographic maps.
Contouring Topographic maps
This video shows how to take an array of numbers and contour the numbers to create a topographic map.
Eratosthenes Measuring the Earth
This video discusses how Eratosthenes measured the circumference of the Earth and how you can do the measurement today.