earth science


Definition of earth science

: any of the sciences (such as geology, meteorology, or oceanography) that deal with the earth or with one or more of its parts — compare geoscience

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Examples of earth science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birch Aquarium is the public-outreach center for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego, one of the largest research programs for ocean and earth science. Leslie Hsu Oh, Outside Online, "Ocean Nerds, Check Out These Online Experiences," 27 Apr. 2020 Their findings could help inform the earth sciences field. Fox News, "Student solves a decades-old physics mystery," 10 Dec. 2019 Expedition 63 astronauts are researching biology, earth science, physical sciences, human research and biology at the ISS. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "Astronauts Head to Space Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (Video)," 10 Apr. 2020 Join other rock hounds and see earth science on display at the Washington County Fair Park & Convention Center March 14-15. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Art in the Burg, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 8 Mar. 2020 Prizes were also awarded for outstanding contributions in the fields of ecology and environmental science, earth science and climatology, behavior and astronomy. Rory Sullivan, CNN, "The best science photos of the year, as decreed by the Royal Society," 9 Dec. 2019 Laura Guertin, a professor of earth science at Penn State Brandywine in Media, Pa., uses hers as a teaching aid in the classroom. Laura M. Holson,, "Knitters chronicle climate change one stitch at a time," 22 Feb. 2020 Josh Fischman Josh Fischman is a senior editor at Scientific American, covering biology, chemistry, and earth science. Josh Fischman, Scientific American, "Beautiful Math," 22 May 2019 Physics and earth science teachers from Central and South working together are developing the curriculum, based on their experience, ideas, examples from other schools and professional research and standards. Kimberly Fornek,, "Hinsdale District 86 standing by new science sequence, despite some parents’ concerns," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of earth science

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earth science was in 1873

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9 May 2020

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“Earth science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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