“The stars, earth, stones, life of all kinds, form a whole in relation to each other and so close is this relationship that we cannot understand a stone without some understanding of the great sun. No matter what we touch an atom or a cell, we cannot explain it without knowledge of the universe.“
Maria Montessori, To Educate the Human Potential
SelfDesign’s Earth Science 11 covers five topics: Origins of the Earth, Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Biosphere. The majestic and awe-inspiring processes of the earth are explored, revealed, reflected upon, and debated. The study of Gaia and the Gaia Hypothesis are woven within the course materials to show how each topic relates to the wellbeing of the greatest living, interdependent and interactive unit known, our entire Earth.