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Ch 2: Earth Materials

About This Chapter

Watch science video lessons and learn about soil and mineral types, rock life cycles and more. These easy-to-follow lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection.

Earth Materials - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Whether you need a quick refresher on the types and properties of earth materials or want to get a firm understanding of the basics before moving on to additional lessons on the rock cycle, mountain building or weathering and erosion, take advantage of our instructors' expertise by watching the videos included in this chapter. You can learn the differences between rocks and minerals or discover the importance of soil in the water cycle. The significance of other materials, such as precious metals, in our everyday lives is also discussed.

When you're ready, there are also short self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson that you can use to gauge your understanding of the material. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the life cycles of various types of earth materials
  • Identify differences between metals and precious rocks
  • Elaborate on how these earth materials sustain life

Video Objective
Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water Identifies types of earth material and explores the origins of minerals, rocks, soil and water.
How Earth Materials Sustain Animal and Plant Life Explains the ways in which natural earth materials provide the resources necessary to sustain plant and animal life.
Other Earth Materials: Metals and Precious Rocks Discusses why metals and precious rocks are also classified as earth materials.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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