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California Focus On Earth Science Ц Interactive Student Edition (2007)

 
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"Focus On Earth Science" covers earth science topics comprehensively and accurately. It integrates a wide range of hands-on experiences, critical thinking opportunities, and real-world applications. Labs, content area reading, and activities provide students with multiple experiences.
Reading age for native speakers: Middle School students (6th grade)

CONTENTS

Introduction to Investigation and Experimentation

Unit 1:  Earth's Structure and Plate Tectonics
Chapter 1:  Mapping Earth's Surface
- Lesson 1:  Reading Maps
- Lesson 2:  Topographic and Geologic Maps
Chapter 2:  Earth's Structure
- Lesson 1:  Landforms
- Lesson 2:  Minerals and Rocks
- Lesson 3:  Earth’s Interior
Chapter 3:  Thermal Energy and Heat
- Lesson 1:  Forms of Energy
- Lesson 2:  Energy Transfer
- Lesson 3:  Temperature, Thermal Energy, and Heat
- Lesson 4:  Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
Chapter 4:  Plate Tectonics
- Lesson 1:  Continental Drift
- Lesson 2:  Seafloor Spreading
- Lesson 3:  Theory of Plate Tectonics

Unit 2:  Shaping Earth's Surface
Chapter 5:  Plate Boundaries and California
- Lesson 1:  Interactions at Plate Boundaries
- Lesson 2:  California Geology
Chapter 6:  Earthquakes
- Lesson 1:  Origins of Earthquakes
- Lesson 2:  Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
- Lesson 3:  Measuring Earthquakes
- Lesson 4:  Earthquake Hazards and Safety
Chapter 7:  Volcanoes
- Lesson 1:  Volcanoes and Plate Boundaries
- Lesson 2:  Volcanic Eruptions and Features
- Lesson 3:  Hazards of Volcanic Eruptions
Chapter 8:  Weathering and Erosion
- Lesson 1:  Weathering
- Lesson 2:  Erosion and Deposition
- Lesson 3:  Reshaping the California Landscape

Unit 3:  Energy in the Earth System
Chapter 9:  Earth's Atmosphere
- Lesson 1:  Energy from the Sun
- Lesson 2:  Energy Transfer in the Atmosphere
- Lesson 3:  Air Currents
Chapter 10:  Oceans
- Lesson 1:  Earth’s Oceans
- Lesson 2:  Ocean Currents
- Lesson 3:  The Ocean Shore
- Lesson 4:  Living on the California Coast
Chapter 11:  Weather and Climate
- Lesson 1:  Weather
- Lesson 2:  Weather Patterns
- Lesson 3:  Climate
- Lesson 4:  California Climate and Weather

Unit 4:  Ecology and Resources
Chapter 12:  Ecological Roles
- Lesson 1:  Abiotic and Biotic Factors
- Lesson 2:  Organisms and Ecosystems
Chapter 13:  Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
- Lesson 1:  Producers and Consumers
- Lesson 2:  Energy in Ecosystems
- Lesson 3:  Matter in Ecosystems
Chapter 14:  Resources
- Lesson 1:  Earth’s Material Resources
- Lesson 2:  Energy Resources
- Lesson 3:  Using Energy and Material Resources

Student Resources
Science Safety Skill Handbook
Technology Skill Handbook
Math Skill Handbook
- Math Review
- Science Applications
Reference Handbook
- Using a Calculator
- Understanding Scientific Terms
- Topographic Map Symbols
- Rocks
- Minerals
- Weather Map Symbols
- Periodic Table of the Elements
English/Spanish Glossary
Index
Credits

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