CK-12 Earth Science for High School

CK-12 Earth Science for High School

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CK-12 Foundation's Earth Science for High School FlexBook covers the following chapters: What is Earth Science?-scientific method, branches of Earth Science.Studying Earth's Surface-landforms, map projections, computers/satellites.Earth's Minerals-formation, use, identification.Rocks-rock cycle, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic.Earth's Energy-available nonrenewable/renewable resources.Plate Tectonics- Earth's interior, continental drift, seafloor spreading, plate tectonics.Earthquakes-causes/prediction, seismic waves, tsunami.Volcanoes-formation, magma, eruptions, landforms.Weathering and Formation of Soil-soil horizons, climate related soils.Erosion and Deposition-water, wind, gravity.Evidence About Earth's Past-fossilization, relative age dating/absolute age dating.Earth's History-geologic time scale, development, evolution of life.Earth's Fresh Water-water cycle, types of fresh water.Earth's Oceans-formation, composition, waves, tides, seafloor, ocean life.Earth's Atmosphere-properties, significance, layers, energy transfer, air movement.Weather-factors, cloud types, air masses, storms, weather forecasting.Climate-Earth's surface, global climates, causes/impacts of change.Ecosystems and Human Populations-ecosystems, matter/energy flow, carbon cycle, human population growth.Human Actions and the Land-soil erosion, hazardous materials.Human Actions and Earth's Resources-renewable/nonrenewable resources, availability/conservation.MS Human Actions and Earth's Water-use, distribution, pollution, protection.Human Actions and the Atmosphere-air pollution, causes, effects, reduction.Observing and Exploring Space-electromagnetic radiation, telescopes, exploration.Earth, Moon, and Sun-properties/motions, tides/eclipses, solar activity.The Solar System-planets, formation, dwarf planets, meteors, asteroids, comets.Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe-constellations, light/energy, classification, evolution, groupings, galaxies, dark matter, dark energy, the Big Bang Theory.Earth Science Glossary.What evidence doplanetary geologists havetogo ontodetermine the geology ofthe inner planets? On Earth, scientists can collectand analyze the chemistry of samples, doradiometric dating to determine their ages, andlook at satellite images toanbsp;...

Title:CK-12 Earth Science for High School
Author: CK-12 Foundation
Publisher:CK-12 Foundation - 2011-10-14

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