CK-12 Earth Science for Middle School (Google eBook)

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CK-12 Foundation, Oct 14, 2011 - Science
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CK-12 Foundation's Earth Science for Middle 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.
  

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Weather Forecasting
MS Climate
World Climates
Climate Change
MS Ecosystems and Human Populations
Cycles of Matter
The Human Population
MS Human Actions and the Land

Formation of Minerals
Mining and Using Minerals
MS Rocks
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
MS Earths Energy
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Renewable Energy Resources
MS Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Seafloor Spreading
Theory of Plate Tectonics
MS Earthquakes
Nature of Earthquakes
Measuring and Predicting Earthquakes
Staying Safe in Earthquakes
MS Weathering and Formation of Soil
Soils
MS Erosion and Deposition
Erosion and Deposition by Waves
Erosion and Deposition by Wind
Erosion and Deposition by Glaciers
Erosion and Deposition by Gravity
MS Evidence About Earths Past
Relative Ages of Rocks
Absolute Ages of Rocks
MS Earths History
Early Earth
History of Earths Life Forms
MS Earths Fresh Water
Surface Water
Groundwater
MS Earths Oceans
Ocean Movements
The Ocean Floor
Ocean Life
MS Earths Atmosphere
Energy in the Atmosphere
Layers of the Atmosphere
Air Movement
MS Weather
Changing Weather
Storms
Pollution of the Land
MS Human Actions and Earths Resources
Use and Conservation of Energy
MS Human Actions and Earths Water
Water Pollution
Protecting the Water Supply
MS Human Actions and the Atmosphere
Effects of Air Pollution
Reducing Air Pollution
MS Observing and Exploring Space
Early Space Exploration
Recent Space Exploration
MS Earth Moon and Sun
Earths Moon
The Sun
The Sun and the EarthMoon System
MS The Solar System
Inner Planets
Outer Planets
Other Objects in the Solar System
MS Stars Galaxies and the Universe
Galaxies
The Universe
MS Earth Science Glossary
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CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the “FlexBook,” CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational content that will serve both as core text as well as provide an adaptive environment for learning. Visit Us: http://www.ck12.org

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