Table of Contents
- 1. Principles of Science
Introduction to scientific investigations, methods, observations, and communication.
- 2. Studying Earth Science
Introduction of the tools and methods used for understanding Earth and its environs.
- 3. Materials of Earth's Crust
Minerals and rocks that make up the Earth's crust.
- 4. Earth as a Planet
Earth's features, identification, and uniqueness as a planet.
- 5. Plate Tectonics
Covers continental drift, seafloor spreading, plate tectonic movement, plate boundaries, and landforms.
- 6. Geological Activity from Plate Tectonics Processes
Covers volcanic activity, earthquakes, and mountains resulting from plate tectonic processes.
- 7. Surface Processes and Landforms
Surface processes create and modify landforms.
- 8. Water on Earth
The distribution, states, and processes of Earth's water.
- 9. Atmospheric Processes
Covers how features and processes of the atmosphere determine weather and climate.
- 10. Life on Earth
How life is supported on planet Earth.
- 11. Earth History
Earth's history and how Earth scientists learn about Earth's past.
- 12. Natural Resources
Covers human dependency on natural resources for energy and materials.
- 13. Human Impacts on the Earth Environment
Covers the effects of human overpopulation and overconsumption on Earth's systems.
- 14. The Solar System
Introduces the objects of our solar system.
- 15. Beyond the Solar System
Introduces explorations beyond our solar system.
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