Introductory lectures for Sciences of the Earth, Moon and planets in the solar system.
Using observational and experimental data, the student learns scientific veiw of the present status and 4.6 b.y. evolution of planets in the solar system.
Earth, Moon, Planets, Solar system
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Major phenomena of the Earth and planets are modeled using observational and experimental data.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Shape of the planet||Why is the planet a sphere?|
|Class 2||Gravity of the planet||Is the Moon outside the Earth's gravity?|
|Class 3||Atmosphere of the planet||Structure and composition of the planetary atmosphere|
|Class 4||Planetary magnetic fields||Geomagnetism, planetary magnetism and magnetosphere|
|Class 5||Effects of tidal force on the planet and satellite||Why does the tide occur twice every day?|
|Class 6||Earth's interior with seismic waves||What is the seismic wave?|
|Class 7||Structures of the planetary and satellite interior||Rocky, gaseous and icy planets|
|Class 8||Plate tectonics (1) －Plate motion||How are Earth's plates moving?|
|Class 9||Plate tectonics (1) －Plate boundaries||Crustal movement at the plate bounndary|
|Class 10||Seismic activity||Earthquakes around the Japanese Islands|
|Class 11||Volcanic activity||Why are many volcanoes near the trench?|
|Class 12||Crustal rocks (1)－Igneous activity||Volcanic rocks, and plutonic rocks|
|Class 13||Crustal rocks (2)－Sedimentation, Metamorphism||Sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks|
|Class 14||Evolution of Earth's environment and life||4.6 b.y. changes in Earth's surface, and its effect on the evolution of Earth's life|
|Class 15||Exploration of the solar system||Observations of our solar system|
Earth and Space Sciences, Sato & Tsunakawa, Kodansha, 2018.
Material necessary for the class will be given at the lecture.
Score is determined with exercises and exams.