Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe

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Unit 1: Earth Science

Chapter 1: The Nature of Science
Section 1.1  Earth Science
Section 1.2  Methods of Scientists
Section 1.3  Communicating in Science

Chapter 2: Mapping Our World
Section 2.1  Latitude and Longitude Earth Science
Section 2.2  Types of Maps
Section 2.3  Remote Sensing

Unit 2: Composition of Earth

Chapter 3: Matter and Atomic Structure
Section 3.1  What are Elements?
Section 3.2  How Atoms Combine
Section 3.3  States of Matter

Chapter 4: Minerals
Section 4.1  What is a Mineral?
Section 4.2  Identifying Minerals

Chapter 5: Igneous Rocks
Section 5.1  What are Igneous Rocks?
Section 5.2  Classifying Igneous Rocks

Chapter 6: Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks
Section 6.1  Formation of Sedimentary Rocks
Section 6.2  Types of Sedimentary Rocks
Section 6.3  Metamorphic Rocks

Unit 3: Surface Processes on Earth

Chapter 7: Weathering, Erosion, and Soil
Section 7.1 Weathering
Section 7.2 Erosion and Deposition
Section 7.3 Formation of Soil

Chapter 8: Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers
Section 8.1 Mass Movement at Earth’s Surface
Section 8.2 Wind
Section 8.3 Glaciers

Chapter 9: Surface Water
Section 9.1 Surface Water Movement
Section 9.2 Stream Development
Section 9.3 Lakes and Freshwater Wetlands

Chapter 10: Groundwater
Section 10.1 Movement and Storage of Groundwater
Section 10.2 Groundwater Erosion and Deposition
Section 10.3 Groundwater Systems

Unit 4: The Atmosphere and the Oceans

Chapter 11: Atmosphere
Section 11.1 Atmospheric Basics
Section 11.2 State of the Atmosphere
Section 11.3 Moisture in the Atmosphere

Chapter 12: Meteorology
Section 12.1 The Causes of Weather
Section 12.2 Weather Systems
Section 12.3 Gathering Weather Data
Section 12.4 Weather Analysis Systems

Chapter 13: The Nature of Storms
Section 13.1 Thunderstorms
Section 13.2 Severe Weather
Section 13.3 Tropical Storms
Section 13.4 Recurring Weather

Chapter 14: Climate
Section 14.1 What is climate?
Section 14.2 Climate Classification
Section 14.3 Climatic Changes
Section 14.4 The Human Factor

Chapter 15: Physical Oceanography
Section 15.1 The Oceans
Section 15.2 Seawater
Section 15.3 Ocean Movements

Chapter 16: The Marine Environment
Section 16.1 Shoreline Features
Section 16.2 The Seafloor

Unit 5: The Dynamic Earth

Chapter 17: Plate Tectonics
Section 17.1 Drifting Continents
Section 17.2 Seafloor Spreading
Section 17.3 Theory of Plate Tectonics
Section 17.4 Cause of Plate Motions

Chapter 18: Volcanic Activity
Section 18.1 Magma
Section 18.2 Intrusive Activity
Section 18.3 Volcanoes

Chapter 19: Earthquakes
Section 19.1 Forces Within Earth
Section 19.2 Seismic Waves and Earth’s Interior
Section 19.3 Measuring and Locating Earthquakes
Section 19.4 Earthquakes and Society

Chapter 20: Mountain Building
Section 20.1 Crust-Mantle Relationships
Section 20.2 Convergent-Boundary Mountains
Section 20.3 Other Types of Mountains

Unit 6: Geologic Time

Chapter 21: Fossils and the Rock Record
Section 21.1 The Geological Time Scale
Section 21.2 Relative-Age Dating of Rocks
Section 21.3 Absolute-Age Dating of Rocks
Section 21.4 Remains of Organisms in the Rock Record

Chapter 22: The Precambrian Earth
Section 22.1 The Early Earth
Section 22.2 Formation of the Crust and Continents
Section 22.3 Formation of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Section 22.4 Early Life on Earth

Chapter 23: The Paleozoic Era
Section 23.1 The Early Paleozoic
Section 23.2 The Middle Paleozoic
Section 23.3 The Late Paleozoic

Chapter 24: The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras
Section 24.1 Mesozoic Paleogeography
Section 24.2 Mesozoic Life
Section 24.3 Cenozoic Paleogeography
Section 24.4 Cenozoic Life

Unit 7: Resources and the Environment

Chapter 25: Earth Resources
Section 25.1 What are resources?
Section 25.2 Land Resources
Section 25.3 Air Resources
Section 25.4 Water Resources

Chapter 26: Energy Resources
Section 26.1 Conventional Energy Resources
Section 26.2 Alternative Energy Resources
Section 26.3 Conservation of Energy Resources

Chapter 27: Human Impact on Earth Resources
Section 27.1 Populations and the Use of Natural Resources
Section 27.2 Human Impact on Land Resources
Section 27.3 Human Impact on Air Resources
Section 27.4 Human Impact on Water Resources

Unit 8: Beyond Earth

Chapter 28: The Sun-Earth-Moon System
Section 28.1 Tools of Astronomy
Section 28.2 The Moon
Section 28.3 The Sun-Earth-Moon System

Chapter 29: Our Solar System
Section 29.1 Overview of our Solar System
Section 29.2 The Terrestrial Planets
Section 29.3 The Gas Giant Planets
Section 29.4 Formation of Our Solar System

Chapter 30: Stars
Section 30.1 The Sun
Section 30.2 Measuring the Stars
Section 30.3 Stellar Evolution

Chapter 31: The Galaxies and the Universe
Section 31.1 The Milky Way Galaxy
Section 31.2 Other Galaxies in the Universe
Section 31.3 Cosmology

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