"Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe" provides comprehensive coverage of concepts, and is designed to be universally accessible to a broad range of learners. To aid comprehension, the conceptual presentation is organized around Themes, Big Ideas, and Main Ideas in earth science. Themes are overarching concepts used throughout the book that help students make connections between various topics and concepts; Big Ideas found in the Unit Opener summarize each chapter and help students focus on topics that relate to the Themes; Big Ideas are broken down into Main Ideas at section level to draw students' attention to more specific details. Students will be able to see and understand how earth science relates to the world they live in.
Features: - Strong support for reading comprehension makes earth science accessible. - Development of strong inquiry skills allows students to really think like scientists. - An abundance of differentiated resources addresses diverse needs.
CONTENTS Student Guide Reading for Information
Unit 1: Earth Science Chapter 1: The Nature of Science Chapter 2: Mapping Our World
Unit 2: Composition of Earth Chapter 3: Matter and Change Chapter 4: Minerals Chapter 5: Igneous Rocks Chapter 6: Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks
Unit 3: Surface Processes on Earth Chapter 7: Weathering, Erosion, and Soil Chapter 8: Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers Chapter 9: Surface Water Chapter 10: Groundwater
Unit 4: The Atmosphere and the Oceans Chapter 11: Atmosphere Chapter 12: Meteorology Chapter 13: The Nature of Storms Chapter 14: Climate Chapter 15: Earth's Oceans Chapter 16: The Marine Environment
Unit 5: The Dynamic Earth Chapter 17: Plate Tectonics Chapter 18: Volcanism Chapter 19: Earthquakes Chapter 20: Mountain Building
Unit 6: Geologic Time Chapter 21: Fossils and the Rock Record Chapter 22: The Precambrian Earth Chapter 23: The Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras
Unit 7: Resources and the Environment Chapter 24: Earth Resources Chapter 25: Energy Resources Chapter 26: Human Impact on Resources
Unit 8: Beyond Earth Chapter 27: The Sun-Moon-Earth System Chapter 28: Our Solar System Chapter 29: Stars Chapter 30: Galaxies and the Universe
National Geographic Expeditions Skillbuilder Handbook - Problem-Solving Skills - Make Comparisons - Analyze Information - Synthesize Information - Take Notes and Outline - Understand Cause and Effect - Read a Time Line - Analyze Media Sources - Use Graphic Organizers - Debate Skills Math Skills Reference Handbook - Safety in the Laboratory - Physiographic Map of Earth - Topographic Symbols - Weather Map Symbols - Periodic Table of the Elements - Relative Humidity - Minerals - Rocks - Solar System Charts English/Spanish Glossary Index Credits