Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Earth Science

Unit 1 Earth Minerals

  1. Matter and Minerals
  2. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth

Unit 2 Sculpturing Earth’s Surface

  1. Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
  2. Running Water and Ground Water
  3. Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind

Unit 3 Forces Within

  1. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
  2. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
  3. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
  4. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building

Unit 4 Deciphering Earth’s History

  1. Geologic Time
  2. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time

Unit 5 The Global Ocean

  1. The Ocean Floor
  2. Ocean Water and Ocean Life
  3. The Dynamic Ocean

Unit 6 Earth’s Dynamic Atmosphere

  1. The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature
  2. Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
  3. Air Pressure and Wind
  4. Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
  5. World Climates and Global Climate Change

Unit 7 Earth’s Place in the Universe

  1. Origins of Modern Astronomy
  2. Touring Our Solar System
  3. Light, Astronomical Observations, and The Sun
  4. Beyond Our Solar System