The study of the nature, composition and structure of the Earth including its atmosphere and hydrosphere. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the physical properties of the Earth's crust and the characteristics of its soil, landforms, climate, hydrosphere and atmosphere.
Earth Sciences develops skills in:
- analysing the structure, composition and evolution of the Earth, including its atmosphere and hydrosphere
- identifying and classifying crystals, rocks and minerals
- using geological instruments and field techniques for geological purposes.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics