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Ch 2: Earth Materials: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Earth Materials chapter of this Introduction to Physical Geology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master Earth materials concepts. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Earth materials.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college physical geology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the functions and types of Earth materials.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about Earth's materials.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Earth's Materials chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Earth's Materials chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What categories of materials are found in and on the surface of the Earth?
  • How do the Earth's materials help animals and plants survive?
  • What are some of the unique properties of precious rocks and metals?

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Earth Materials: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

1. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.

How Earth Materials Sustain Animal and Plant Life

2. How Earth Materials Sustain Animal and Plant Life

The earth can be a very complex system with many different interacting parts. But, at its base, it is made up of four main materials that make life on Earth possible for both plants and animals.

Other Earth Materials: Metals and Precious Rocks

3. Other Earth Materials: Metals and Precious Rocks

Our planet contains a variety of natural resources that we rely on to survive. Some of these resources, including metals and precious rocks, are less common than others and serve unique functions.

What is Gold? - Definition, Properties & Uses

4. What is Gold? - Definition, Properties & Uses

In this lesson, you'll gain some general knowledge related to the element gold. A chemical definition for gold will also be given. Additionally, some general properties and uses for gold will be described, and finally, you'll be able to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Allochthonous Material in Ecology: Definition & Impact

5. Allochthonous Material in Ecology: Definition & Impact

In nature, when you notice something such as branches or leaves floating in a stream, you are looking at allochthonous material. Continue reading to learn about allochthonous materials and their impact in ecology.

Zooarchaeology: Definition & Faunal Analysis

6. Zooarchaeology: Definition & Faunal Analysis

Zooarchaeology is the study of the way past humans have interacted with animals. It involves looking at the remains of animals, and studying them to understand what humans ate and how they used animals as part of their lives.

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